Overview, comparisons, questions, outlooks

Alf Gabrielsson

in Strong Experiences with Music

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199695225
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191729775 | DOI:
Overview, comparisons, questions, outlooks

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This chapter begins with a summary of this investigation of strong experiences with music. It then presents comparisons with earlier studies and similarities with other strong experiences. It considers the reliability of the accounts upon which the investigation is based, given that these accounts are of events in the past (retrospective reports), that is, they represent the participants' memories of the actual experience. The chapter then discusses how the descriptive system is applicable to other areas such as strong dance and art experiences, and concludes with some final thoughts.

Keywords: strong experiences with music; surveys; personal accounts; descriptive system

Chapter.  6767 words. 

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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