Music and Familiarity: Listening, Musicology and Performance by Elaine King, Helen M. Prior

By Elaine King, Helen M. Prior

Familiarity underpins our engagement with tune. This e-book highlights theoretical and empirical issues approximately familiarity from 3 views: listening, musicology and function. half I, 'Listening', addresses familiarity because it pertains to listeners' behaviour and responses to tune, particularly in regulating our selection and publicity to song each day; how we get to understand track via average listening; how cozy we consider in a Western live performance surroundings; and music's efficacy as a pain-reliever. half II, 'Musicology' exposes the proposal of familiarity from different stances, together with appreciation of track in our personal and different cultures via ethnomusicology; exploration of the belief of sounds through tune research; philosophical mirrored image at the potency of verbal exchange in musicology; evaluate of the impression of researchers' musical studies on their paintings; and the impression of familiarity in song schooling. half III, 'Performance', specializes in the consequences of familiarity in terms of various elements of Western artwork and well known functionality, together with studying and memorizing track; exam of 'groove' in renowned functionality; exploration of the position of familiarity in shaping socio-emotional behaviour among individuals of an ensemble; and attention concerning the results of the original form of familiarity received by means of musicians in the course of the act of functionality itself.

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They were also encouraged to play preferred music in the context of the interview to act as an aide-memoire. Interviewees’ accounts highlighted the intensely personal nature of music listening behaviour. Whilst some of the participants conceptualised music as a ‘soundtrack’ to their everyday lives and described uses of preferred music in relation to daily contexts and activities, and mood and emotional states, others reported being less concerned about listening to music regularly. Similarly, whilst some listened to self-chosen music as much as possible, others predominantly listened to the radio.

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