What Has Music Got to Do With Project Management?

Music is concerned with harmony and rhythm, so that you may speak of a melody or figure having good rhythm or good harmony—the term is correct enough; but to speak metaphorically of a melody or figure having a “good colour,” as the masters of choruses do, is not allowable, although you can speak of the melodies or figures of the brave and the coward, praising the one and censuring the other.

—Plato, in Jowett (1892)

Music is a unique form of human behavior. Common to all human cultures and apparently evident throughout all human history, the project of music, as with all aspects of human cultural activity, reflects increasing complexity and diversity over time, and provides a distinctive ...

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