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Paper, ‘A curious dissertation concerning the causes of the power and effects of musick’ by Robt [Robert] Hooke

Reference number: CLP/2/31

Date: 1726

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Hooke writes of the psychological effects of music, caused by harmony, sound mutation, tempo, and other musical features. This paper is extracted at CLP/2/32.

Subject: Psychology

Communicated by William Derham. Followed by a short note from Derham addressed to Dr [James] Jurin dated at Upminster near Rumford in Essex on 24 January 1726, in which Derham explains that he had recently found this paper by Hooke.

Reference number
CLP/2/31
Earliest possible date
1726
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
7 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Robert Hooke

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Robert Hooke, Paper, ‘A curious dissertation concerning the causes of the power and effects of musick’ by Robt [Robert] Hooke, 1726, CLP/2/31, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_2_31/paper-a-curious-dissertation-concerning-the-causes-of-the-power-and-effects-of-musick-by-robt-robert-hooke, accessed on 18 July 2024

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