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Empirical Musicology

Edited by Eric Clarke and Nicholas Cook

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780195167498
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199867707 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167498.001.0001
Empirical Musicology

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The study of music is always to some extent “empirical”, in that it involves testing ideas and interpretations against some kind of external reality. But in musicology, the kind of empirical approaches familiar in the social sciences have played a relatively marginal role, being generally restricted to interdisciplinary areas, such as the psychology and sociology of music. Rather than advocating a new kind of musicology, this book provides a guide to empirical approaches that are ready for incorporation into the contemporary musicologist's toolkit. Its nine chapters cover perspectives form music theory, computational musicology, ethnomusicology, and the psychology and sociology of music, as well as an introduction to musical data analysis and statistics. The book shows that such approaches could play an important role in the further development of the discipline as a whole, not only through the application of statistical and modelling methods to musical scores but also, and perhaps more importantly, in terms of understanding music as a complex social practice.

Keywords: computational; ethnomusicology; psychology; sociology; statistics; social practice

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Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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Music as Social behavior in Empirical Musicology

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Modeling Musical Structure in Empirical Musicology

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Analyzing Musical Sound in Empirical Musicology

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