Non score-dependency: theory and assessment

Robert Harris, Peter van Kranenburg, Bauke de Jong

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    Untrained listeners demonstrate implicit knowledge of syntactic patterns
    and principles. Untrained generative music ability, for example singing,
    humming, and whistling, is a largely unconscious or intuitive application
    of these patterns and principles. From the viewpoint of embodied cognition,
    listening to music should evoke an internal representation or motor
    image which, together with the perception of organized music, should
    form the basis of musical cognition. Indeed, that is what listeners demonstrate
    when they sing, hum, or whistle familiar and unfamiliar tunes or
    when they vocally or orally improvise continuations to interrupted
    phrases. Research on vocal improvisation using continuations sung to an
    interrupted musical phrase, has shown that one’s cultural background
    influences the music generated. That should be the case for instrumentalists
    as well: when they play familiar or unfamiliar tunes by ear in different
    keys (transposition) or when they improvise variations,
    accompaniments, or continuations to interrupted phrases, the music they
    generate should reflect the same cognitive structures as their oral improvisations.
    This study is attempting to validate a test of (non) scoredependency
    that will enable assessment of the music student’s implicit
    knowledge of these structures during performance on the principal instrument.
    Originele taal-2English
    TitelProceedings of ISPS 2011
    RedacteurenAaron Williamon, Darryl Edwards, Lee Bartel
    Plaats van productieUtrecht
    UitgeverijAssociation Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC)
    ISBN van geprinte versie978-94-90306-02-1
    StatusPublished - 2011
    Evenement3rd International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS) 2011: Models of Performance - Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Duur: 24 aug. 201127 aug. 2011
    Congresnummer: 3rd


    Conference3rd International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS) 2011
    Verkorte titelISPS 2011
    Internet adres


    • muziek
    • opvoeding


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