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How the conventions of music notation shape musical perception and performance

Jeanne Bamberger

in Musical Communication

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780198529361
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191689628 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529361.003.0007
How the conventions of music notation shape musical perception and performance

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This chapter examines how the use of different notational conventions can shape musical perception and performance. Drawing on three case studies — of a musically gifted nine-year-old, of two gifted young violinists, and of a professional string quartet — it demonstrates how the rules and syntax of notation influence the process of musical communication.

Keywords: musical communication; notational convention; music notations; musical perception

Chapter.  7693 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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