Measurement and models of performance

W. Luke Windsor

in Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780199298457
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Measurement and models of performance

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This article describes and evaluates the ways in which both the measurement and modelling of performances have contributed to the emerging discipline of music psychology. What is intended is a tutorial guide covering major issues, techniques, and findings in this area, along with enough context and exemplification to meet this end. Measurement and modelling have provided the psychology of music with substantial insights into the processes underlying music performance. One can safely assume that these insights will be extended given the attention paid to this area by researchers. However, it is disappointing to note that work on expression in music is being simultaneously studied both by musicologists and psychologists, without much reference to each others' work.

Keywords: music psychology; performance measurement; performance modelling; music performance

Article.  5843 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Cognitive Psychology

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