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Audience Response and Expressive Pitch Inflections in a Live Recording of Legendary Singer Kesar Bai Kerkar

Wim van der Meer.

in Expressiveness in music performance

July 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Social Psychology. 8658 words.

This chapter examines several “snapshots” from a recording by the legendary singer Kesar Bai Kerkar (1892–1977), in which the customary audience response to a concert of classical...

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Auditory icons, earcons, and displays: Information and expression through sound

Agnieszka Roginska.

in The Psychology of Music in Multimedia

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Social Psychology. 12927 words.

Although it is often claimed that we have become a primarily visual-based society, the role of sound and music in communicating and augmenting information transmission has become...

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Children’s media: The role of music and audio features

Sandra L. Calvert.

in The Psychology of Music in Multimedia

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Social Psychology. 11459 words.

This chapter explores the effects of music, singing, sound effects, and vocalizations on children’s attention and learning in multimedia experiences in both entertainment and educational...

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Commercial Sound Recordings and Trends in Expressive Music Performance

Dorottya Fabian.

in Expressiveness in music performance

July 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Social Psychology. 10100 words.

Sound recordings provide crucial evidence of stylistic changes in music performance, highlighting the strong impact of time and place (i.e. history and culture) on what is regarded as an...

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Congruence-Association Model of music and multimedia: Origin and evolution

Annabel J. Cohen.

in The Psychology of Music in Multimedia

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Social Psychology. 14617 words.

The evolution of the Congruence-Association Model (CAM) is presented in a cognitive-scientific and historical context. Iteration 1 of CAM proposed a bottom-up process for analysis of...

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Cross-modal alignment of accent structures in multimedia

Scott D. Lipscomb.

in The Psychology of Music in Multimedia

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Social Psychology. 10245 words.

Since the 1980s, many researchers have investigated the relationship between music and image in the multimedia context; most of these studies address the semantic meaning of the multi-modal...

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Emotion and music in narrative films: A neuroscientific perspective

Lars Kuchinke, Hermann Kappelhoff and Stefan Koelsch.

in The Psychology of Music in Multimedia

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Social Psychology. 10301 words.

There are many different ways in which emotions can be elicited by narrative films. This chapter explores neuroscientific perspectives on music as an important factor involved in the...

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Ensemble Performance

Peter Keller.

in Expressiveness in music performance

July 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Social Psychology. 12491 words.

This chapter addresses how ensemble musicians achieve the precision and flexibility in interpersonal coordination that enables alignment of performance parameters related to basic...

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Experimental semiotics applied to visual, sound, and musical structures

Roger A. Kendall and Scott D. Lipscomb.

in The Psychology of Music in Multimedia

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Social Psychology. 6371 words.

The relationship of music to film and multimedia has only recently received the attention of experimental psychologists and cognitive musicologists. This paper outlines theory, semiotical...

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Expressive Performance in Contemporary Concert Music

Eric Clarke and Mark Doffman.

in Expressiveness in music performance

July 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Social Psychology. 9577 words.

The majority of recent empirical research on performance has focused on material from common practice repertoires, rather than on contemporary music, much of which is marked by radical...

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Expressiveness in Funk

Richard Ashley.

in Expressiveness in music performance

July 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Social Psychology. 8966 words.

Funk, as a musical genre or manner of musical performance, poses significant questions for empirical research due to its typical materials. Funk de-emphasizes harmony—a primary element of...

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Expressiveness in Historical Perspective

David Milsom and Neal Peres Da Costa.

in Expressiveness in music performance

July 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Social Psychology. 9561 words.

This chapter examines the philosophical and aesthetic underpinnings of nineteenth-century performance, as suggested in contemporary written literature and heard on early recordings, and...

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Expressiveness in Jazz Performance

William R. Bauer.

in Expressiveness in music performance

July 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Social Psychology. 11417 words.

This chapter focuses on the ways performers use jazz as an immediate, dynamic communicative medium, and personalize elements of a stylistic vocabulary by manipulating them to form...

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Expressiveness in music performance

Edited by Dorottya Fabian, Renee Timmers and Emery Schubert.

July 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Social Psychology. 416 pages.

What does it mean to be expressive in music performance in diverse historical and cultural domains? What are the means at the disposal of a performer in various time periods and musical...

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Expressiveness in the Performance of Bedzan Pygmies’ Vocal Polyphonies

Fabrice Marandola.

in Expressiveness in music performance

July 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Social Psychology. 8059 words.

Every performance of the vocal polyphonies of the Bedzan Pygmies demonstrates a subtle balance between the numerous variations performed by each individual singer and the necessity for the...

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Future research directions for music and sound in multimedia

Siu-Lan Tan, Annabel J. Cohen, Scott D. Lipscomb and Roger A. Kendall.

in The Psychology of Music in Multimedia

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Social Psychology. 7817 words.

The final chapter explores future research directions in a world where multimedia is increasingly pervasive, technology is rapidly advancing, and team scholarship is becoming the order of...

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Heuristics for Expressive Performance

Daniel Leech-Wilkinson and Helen M. Prior.

in Expressiveness in music performance

July 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Social Psychology. 11586 words.

This chapter discusses concepts and terms that professional musicians find useful in preparing for and talking and thinking about expressive performance. An example is “shape,” which, as...

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How pitch and loudness shape musical space and motion

Zohar Eitan.

in The Psychology of Music in Multimedia

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Social Psychology. 13402 words.

Musicians have traditionally referred to musical features and events in terms of spatial location or movement (e.g., high and low pitch, rising and falling melody). Current empirical...

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Implications for Cognitive Studies of Musical Expressiveness

Catherine J. Stevens.

in Expressiveness in music performance

July 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Social Psychology. 2708 words.

Studies of expressiveness in music from a cognitive psychological perspective have, until now, tended to analyze emotional response to music as a proxy for expression. The present...

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Implications for Education

Aaron Williamon.

in Expressiveness in music performance

July 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Social Psychology. 2014 words.

In some music educational contexts, a distinction is made between technical and expressive skills. It is argued that the former are within reach of anyone who is motivated to work hard, pay...

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