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Description - Empirical Musicology by Eric F. Clarke

The study of music is always, to some extent, "empirical," in that it involves testing ideas and interpretations against some kind of external reality. But in musicology, the kinds of empirical approaches familiar in the social sciences have played a relatively marginal role, being generally restricted to inter-disciplinary areas such as psychology and sociology of music. Rather than advocating a new kind of musicology, Empirical Musicology provides a guide to empirical approaches that are ready for incorporation into the contemporary musicologist's toolkit. Its nine chapters cover perspectives from music theory, computational musicology, ethnomusicology, and the psychology and sociology of music, as well as an introduction to musical data analysis and statistics. This book shows that such approaches could play an important role in the further development of the discipline as a whole, not only through the application of statistical and modeling methods to musical scores but also--and perhaps more importantly--in terms of understanding music as a complex social practice.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195167504
ISBN-10: 0195167503
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 155mm x 16mm)
Pages: 238
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Eric F. Clarke

Eric Clarke, Professor of Music at the University of Sheffield, has published on the psychology of performance, the study of rhythm, and musical meaning. He was Chair of the Society for Research in Psychology of Music and Music Education from 1994-2000. Nicholas Cook is Professor of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London. His books include A Guide to Musical Analysis; Music, Imagination, and Culture; and Music: A Very Short Introduction. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and editor of the Journal of the Royal Musical Association.

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