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Hortus Artium Medievalium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Human Factors in Design     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Humanidades : Revista de la Universidad de Montevideo     Open Access  
Huntington Library Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Hybrid : Revue des Arts et Médiations Humaines     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
i+Diseño : Revista científico-académica internacional de Innovación, Investigación y Desarrollo en Diseño     Open Access  
IAÇÁ : Artes da Cena     Open Access  
IKON     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Im@go. A Journal of the Social Imaginary     Open Access  
Image & Narrative     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Image & Text     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
IMAGES     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Images re-vues : histoire, anthropologie et théorie de l'art     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ImageTexT : Interdisciplinary Comics Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Imaginations : Revue d'Études Interculturelles de l'Image / Journal of Cross Cultural Image Studies     Open Access  
IMAGO : Revista de Emblemática y Cultura Visual     Open Access  
Imajinasi : Jurnal Seni     Open Access  
Index, Revista de Arte Contemporáneo     Open Access  
Inter : Art actuel     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Interdisziplinäre Zeitschrift für Südasienforschung     Open Access  
Interiors : Design, Architecture and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Intermédialités : histoire et théorie des arts, des lettres et des techniques / Intermedialities: History and Theory of the Arts, Literature and Techniques     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Art & Design Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Arts and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Community Music     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Design     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Education through Art     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Research Journal of Arts & Humanities     Open Access  
International Scholars Journal of Arts and Social Science Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ISLLAC : Journal of Intensive Studies on Language, Literature, Art, and Culture     Open Access  
Italies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Izvestia. Ural Federal University Journal. Series 2: Humanities and Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JADECS : Journal of Arts, Design, Art Education and Culture Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
JAWS : Journal of Arts Writing by Students     Hybrid Journal  
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal for Art Market Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Journal of Architecture, Art & Humanistic Science     Open Access  
Journal of Art for Life     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Arts Management     Open Access  
Journal of Asia Design and Research     Open Access  
Journal of Avant-Garde Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Chinese Cinemas     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Contemporary Painting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Culture, Society and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Design and Science     Open Access  
Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of European Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Fine and Applied Arts Chulalongkorn University     Open Access  
Journal of Fine and Applied Arts Khon Kaen University     Open Access  
Journal of Fine Arts     Open Access  
Journal of Fine Arts Faculty     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University     Open Access  
Journal of Graph Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Greek Media & Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Illustration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Inner Asian Art and Archaeology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Interior Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Japonisme     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Juvenilia Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Mathematics and the Arts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Modern Craft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Mosaic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of New Zealand & Pacific Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Performance and Mindfulness     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Performance Magic     Open Access  
Journal of Science & Popular Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Somaesthetics     Open Access  
Journal of the Alamire Foundation     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 134)
Journal of the Institute of Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of the Short Story in English     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Urban Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Visual Art and Design     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Visual Art Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Visual Literacy     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Writing in Creative Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Jurnal Kajian Seni     Open Access  
Konsthistorisk Tidskrift/Journal of Art History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Kunst og Kultur     Open Access  
L'Atelier     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
L'Inconvénient     Full-text available via subscription  
La corónica : A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Landscapes : the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Laocoonte : Revista de Estética y Teoría de las Artes     Open Access  
Les Cahiers de l’École du Louvre     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Liberté     Full-text available via subscription  
Librosdelacorte.es     Open Access  
Lienzo     Open Access  
Liño     Open Access  
Locus Amoenus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Loggia, Arquitectura & Restauración     Open Access  
MaHKUscript. Journal of Fine Art Research     Open Access  
Manuscripta     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Manusya : Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Marges : Revue d'art contemporain     Open Access  
Maska : The Performing Arts Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Material Culture Review / Revue de la culture matérielle     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Material Religion : The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Materiali di Estetica     Open Access  
Mechademia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
MediaTropes     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Metaverse Creativity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Methis. Studia humaniora Estonica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Metropolitan Museum Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Między Oryginałem a Przekładem     Open Access  
Mnemosyne : o la costruzione del senso     Open Access  
Modern Drama     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Modernism/modernity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42)
Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Muqarnas Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Music, Sound, and the Moving Image     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Musicae Scientiae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Narada : Jurnal Desain Dan Seni     Open Access  
NAUS : Revista Lusófona de Estudos Culturais e Comunicacionais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ÑAWI: arte, diseño, comunicación     Open Access  
NECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art / Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
nonsite.org     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Norba : Revista de Arte     Open Access  
Nordic Journal of Art and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Nordisk kulturpolitisk tidsskrift     Open Access  
North Street Review : Arts and Visual Culture     Open Access  
Nottingham Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Nouvelles de l’Estampe     Open Access  
Nuansa Journal of Arts and Design     Open Access  
Nueva Revista del Pacífico     Open Access  
OGIRISI : a New Journal of African Studies     Open Access  
On the w@terfront. Public Art. Urban Design. Civic Participation. Urban Regeneration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Openings : Studies in Book Art     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Organizational Aesthetics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Oud Holland - Quarterly for Dutch Art History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Oxford Art Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Paisagem e Ambiente     Open Access  
Palimpsesto     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Panambí. Revista de Investigaciones Artísticas     Open Access  
Panggung     Open Access  
Paragone : Past and Present     Full-text available via subscription  
Passepartout     Open Access  
Patrimoines du Sud     Open Access  
Performance Matters     Open Access  
Performing Islam     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Periskop : Forum for kunsthistorisk debat     Open Access  
Peritia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Perspective     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Philostrato : Revista de Historia y Arte     Open Access  
Photographies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Platform Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Pleine Marge     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Plurentes. Artes y Letras     Open Access  
Porta Aurea     Open Access  
Prototyper : Studier i design     Open Access  
PUBLIC     Hybrid Journal  
Public Art Dialogue     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Quaderni d'italianistica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Quintana. Revista de Estudos do Departamento de Historia da Arte     Open Access  
RadioDoc Review     Open Access  
Refract : An Open Access Visual Studies Journal     Open Access  
Religion and the Arts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Res Humanitariae     Open Access  
Res Mobilis : Revista internacional de investigación en mobiliario y objetos decorativos     Open Access  
Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Resgate : Revista Interdisciplinar de Cultura     Open Access  
Review of Artistic Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Review of Irish Studies in Europe     Open Access  
Revista Apotheke     Open Access  
Revista Artilugio     Open Access  
Revista de Ensino em Artes, Moda e Design     Open Access  
Revista de Estudios Globales y Arte Contemporáneo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Estudos Culturais     Open Access  
Revista Farol     Open Access  
Revista intransitiva     Open Access  
Revista Portuguesa de Educação Artística     Open Access  
Revista Surco Sur     Open Access  
Revista VIS : Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Arte     Open Access  
Revista XIX : Artes e Técnicas em Transformação     Open Access  
Revue d'art canadienne     Full-text available via subscription  
RIHA Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Rivista di studi di fotografia. Journal of Studies in Photography     Open Access  
Rock Art Research: The Journal of the Australian Rock Art Research Association (AURA)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Romantik : Journal for the Study of Romanticisms     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
SANE journal : Sequential Art Narrative in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Schulz / Forum     Open Access  
Scottish Journal of Performance     Open Access  
Scottish Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Screen Bodies : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Experience, Perception, and Display     Full-text available via subscription  
Sculpture Review     Full-text available via subscription  

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Musicae Scientiae
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.66
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Number of Followers: 5  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1029-8649 - ISSN (Online) 2045-4147
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  • Going online: Successes and challenges in delivering group music
           instrument and aural learning for older adult novices during the COVID-19
           pandemic

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      Authors: Jennifer MacRitchie, Anthony Chmiel, Madeleine Radnan, John R Taylor, Roger T Dean
      Abstract: Musicae Scientiae, Ahead of Print.
      As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many cultural and artistic programs for older adults have been put on hold, despite the numerous physical, social, and emotional well-being benefits continued participation may bring. This article details a cross-section of participants (n = 13) in the Active Minds Music Ensemble—a longitudinal Australian-based research project that provides 12 months of group music instrument lessons to healthy older adult novices—who transitioned from face-to-face (F2F) to an online format. Research questions include the benefits and challenges for older adults as they cope with the technological demands of “going online,” perceived effects on teaching and older adults’ musical learning, as well as perceived effects on group learning benefits. Qualitative data were collected from three different perspectives: i) a frequently asked questions (FAQ) report from the research team documenting technological issues, ii) individual semi-structured interviews with the participants, and iii) a reflective report from the teacher. The findings confirm that online group music instrument lessons are viable for and valued by older adults, with appreciation of continued technical support. Teaching and learning changed as a result of the online format, primarily in the reduction of individual feedback and less interplay between participants; this was mitigated by use of various functions such as chat, whiteboards, and breakout rooms. Implications for older adult online music instrument lessons include providing continued technical support to learners and helping them maintain confidence with technology. Social opportunities for informal “side-chatter” may also help them to empathize with and encourage each other during music learning activities.
      Citation: Musicae Scientiae
      PubDate: 2022-05-31T11:53:08Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10298649221097953
       
  • Can perseverance of effort become maladaptive' Study addiction
           moderates the relationship between this component of grit and well-being
           among music academy students

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      Authors: Stanisław Konrad Czerwiński, Rafał Lawendowski, Michał Kierzkowski, Paweł Andrzej Atroszko
      Abstract: Musicae Scientiae, Ahead of Print.
      Grit, defined as perseverance and passion for long-term goals, is investigated as a predictor of academic success and well-being. This trait may have special importance for musicians’ functioning as their lives revolve around practice routines and mastering their craft for years. However, there is a growing recognition that extreme perseverance may be maladaptive in some cases. Persistent overinvolvement in goal-oriented activities is related to compulsive overworking, conceptualized within the behavioral addiction framework as work and study addiction. A previous study showed that study addiction is relatively highly prevalent among young musicians and has a clearly negative effect on their functioning. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between grit, study addiction, and psychosocial functioning among music academy students. It was hypothesized that perseverance of effort is related to well-being, grade point average (GPA), and study addiction, and that it becomes maladaptive for individuals addicted to studying. A cross-sectional correlational study was conducted among 213 music academy students in Poland. Perseverance of effort was positively related to GPA and study addiction. The relationships between perseverance of effort and self-rated general health, and between perseverance of effort and quality of life, were moderated by study addiction. The results suggest that grit may become maladaptive perseverance in the cases of individuals at risk of study addiction. Based on these findings, further investigations of grit among musicians, as well as further studies of the negative aspects of grit in general, are warranted. Implications for prevention and intervention programs are discussed.
      Citation: Musicae Scientiae
      PubDate: 2022-05-25T09:16:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10298649221095135
       
  • Music students’ experienced workload in higher education: A systematic
           review and recommendations for good practice

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      Authors: Tuula Jääskeläinen, Guadalupe López-Íñiguez, Michelle Phillips
      Abstract: Musicae Scientiae, Ahead of Print.
      While there is extensive research on student workload in higher education, research-based findings relating to music students’ workloads are, to a great extent, lacking. In this study, we aim to review the literature systematically (a) to identify the factors that have an impact on students’ experiences of workload (experienced workload) and (b) to better understand music students’ experiences of their workloads in relation to their studies. The overall aim is to offer recommendations for students, teachers, administrators, and student health and well-being services as to how to deal with music students’ workload. We conducted a systematic search of literature in 23 electronic databases and 19 music research journals following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews guidelines. Eligibility criteria consisted of design, sample, phenomenon of interest, evaluation, and type of research. Twenty-nine qualitative, quantitative, and multistrategy studies fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Data were extracted and the quality of the studies was appraised. Extended meta-ethnography was used to create a synthesis revealing specific themes offering recommendations for good practice to (a) increase music students’ ability to cope with their workload, (b) provide tools for teachers to support music students to manage and cope with workload, and (c) develop learner-centered environments in higher music education. In addition to presenting recommendations for good practice, we conclude that more research using high-quality designs is needed to investigate music students’ discipline-specific experienced workload.
      Citation: Musicae Scientiae
      PubDate: 2022-05-21T09:43:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10298649221093976
       
  • Tempo versus average rates of harmonic rhythm in popular music: A study of
           three corpora

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      Authors: Trevor de Clercq
      Abstract: Musicae Scientiae, Ahead of Print.
      This article reports a pair of studies that test two opposing hypotheses derived from music theory scholarship with regard to chord durations in popular music. The first hypothesis is that, regardless of tempo, chords will tend to last on average an ideal span of relative time, such as a bar. The second hypothesis is that, regardless of tempo, chords will tend to last on average an ideal span of absolute time, such as 2 s. Given the subjectivity of these parameters, three large encoded collections of harmony in popular music, each based on different musical styles and annotated by different musicians, were used to study the evidence for and against these two hypotheses. Average chord lengths were calculated for each song in the corpora based on geometric mean length in bars, geometric mean length in seconds, median length in bars, and median length in seconds. Following a description of the data-wrangling stages, the article reports the use of analysis of variance and linear regression models to examine the validity of each hypothesis. Although neither hypothesis was supported consistently, more evidence was found to support the second hypothesis that chord lengths tend to last on average an ideal span of absolute time, regardless of tempo. This finding suggests the existence of a perceptual ideal for chord durations in popular music that should be quantified in seconds rather than bars.
      Citation: Musicae Scientiae
      PubDate: 2022-05-09T07:49:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10298649221091483
       
  • Mechanisms of absolute pitch: I. Acoustical beating

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      Authors: Jon Baggaley, Alan Thurlow
      Abstract: Musicae Scientiae, Ahead of Print.
      Musicologists and philosophers have commonly attributed distinctive qualities to individual musical pitches, and absolute pitch (AP) possessors recognize and recall notes and keys with immediacy and accuracy, leaving little doubt that they are aware of such characteristics. Bachem proposed that these distinct tonal qualities underlie the rapid and accurate judgments that he identified as genuine AP, and he defined the qualities as tone chroma (TC). The TCs of notes and keys, and of notes separated by a musical octave (pitch class) are frequently expressed in visual terms, and studies of synaesthesia, the association of intersensory stimuli, provide clues to the systematic variation of TC qualities. The historical literature relating to note and key characteristics is commonly overlooked in the study of AP, however, and the article seeks to address this problem. Long-standing conclusions are reviewed, leading to the hypothesis that TC sensitivity can derive from an awareness of variations in the acoustical beats that occur in the tuning of instruments to equal temperament and which are perceived with particular clarity in organ tuning. This acoustical hypothesis is supported by modern neuroscientific findings and was predicted by theoretical observations in the literature as long ago as three centuries. In a follow-up article, Thurlow and Baggaley discuss the role of synaesthesia-type judgments in musical skills not previously regarded as absolute: for example, a perfect touch capacity observed in keyboard players.
      Citation: Musicae Scientiae
      PubDate: 2022-04-02T04:21:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10298649221085205
       
  • Perception of violin performance expression through expressive musical
           terms

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      Authors: Aviel Sulem, Ehud Bodner, Noam Amir
      Abstract: Musicae Scientiae, Ahead of Print.
      Expressive musical terms (EMTs) are often used in classical Western music as verbal instructions to performers to convey particular forms of expression. Recently, Sulem et al. (2019) analyzed the perception of EMTs by professional string players without reference to heard musical performances, defining four representative categories of EMTs located in the four quadrants of the two-dimensional model of affect whose parameters are valence and arousal. The present study focuses on listeners’ perceptions of musical expression in short excerpts from the violin repertoire, played according to the four representative categories and in a Neutral (i.e., non-expressive) manner. In Experiment 1, listeners’ perceptions of the performances were examined in terms of these five categories. In Experiment 2, listeners concentrated on the playing and sound characteristics of the performances, and paired-comparison analysis was used to estimate the perceived similarities between the performances in terms of their expression. The findings of the two experiments show that performances can be mapped in a three-dimensional perceptual space in which the valence and arousal dimensions are supplemented by a third dimension that can be associated with degree of expressiveness. This demonstrates the relevance of valence and arousal as fundamental parameters for characterizing the musical expression conveyed by the EMTs, as perceived by listeners, and introduces the concept of degree of expressiveness, reflecting the contrast between Neutral and expressive performances.
      Citation: Musicae Scientiae
      PubDate: 2022-03-11T04:27:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10298649211051018
       
  • Mechanisms of absolute pitch: II. Pitch shift and perfect touch

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      Authors: Alan Thurlow, Jon Baggaley
      Abstract: Musicae Scientiae, Ahead of Print.
      The previous article in this series reviewed the historical and modern academic literature concerning the distinctive characteristics of individual musical notes and keys. It stressed Bachem’s definition of tone chroma (TC) as the quality that allows notes/keys to be identified instantly and accurately by musicians possessing the type of absolute pitch (AP) that Bachem described as genuine. TC qualities were shown to vary in the same systematic manner as the second-order acoustical beats predicted to accumulate during the tuning of instruments to equal temperament. This article offers further evidence for the connection between TC and acoustical sensitivity, as indicated by an examination of paracusis musicalis (PM), the shifting of the pitch sense with age to a level sharper or flatter than its original level. It is also noted that AP judgments have been shown to be based on kinaesthetic and tactile sensations, which perform the same cueing functions as auditory TC, and that types of AP judgment may, therefore, exist not typically identified as absolute: for example, an absolute or perfect touch capacity observed in keyboard players. Evidence of this capacity supports the theory of instrument-specific AP.
      Citation: Musicae Scientiae
      PubDate: 2022-02-08T12:18:27Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10298649211072505
       
  • Auditory and visual mental imagery in musicians and non-musicians

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      Authors: Francesca Talamini, Julia Vigl, Elizabeth Doerr, Massimo Grassi, Barbara Carretti
      Abstract: Musicae Scientiae, Ahead of Print.
      Mental imagery plays an important role in various contexts of life, involving cognitive resources such as memory, learning, spatial representation, and reasoning. The vividness of mental images depends on different factors, including personal expertise in a certain field. For instance, musicians have been found to possess better auditory imagery abilities than non-musicians for both musical and non-musical sounds. Only a few studies have tried to find out if this advantage is selective for auditory stimuli, however, with contradictory results so far (i.e., some studies supporting an advantage for mental imagery in general and some supporting an advantage for auditory mental imagery in particular). This study therefore investigated auditory and visual mental imagery in individuals with and without formal musical training. Thirty-six formally trained musicians, 33 self-taught musicians, and 33 non-musicians completed two questionnaires assessing the vividness of their auditory and visual mental imagery. They also completed measures of aptitude for music and general cognitive abilities. Both groups of musicians reported greater vividness of auditory (non-musical) imagery, but not visual imagery, than non-musicians. Thus musical experience, regardless of the type of training undergone by musicians, is linked to superior self-reported auditory mental imagery for everyday sounds, but not mental imagery in general.
      Citation: Musicae Scientiae
      PubDate: 2022-01-27T10:45:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10298649211062724
       
  • Wavescapes: A visual hierarchical analysis of tonality using the discrete
           Fourier transform

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      Authors: Cédric Viaccoz, Daniel Harasim, Fabian C. Moss, Martin Rohrmeier
      Abstract: Musicae Scientiae, Ahead of Print.
      Many structural aspects of music, such as tonality, can be expressed using hierarchical representations. In music analysis, so-called keyscapes can be used to map a key estimate (e.g., C major, F minor) to each subsection of a piece of music, thus providing an intuitive visual representation of its tonality, in particular of the hierarchical organization of local and global keys. However, that approach is limited in that the mapping relies on assumptions that are specific to common-practice tonality, such as the existence of 24 major and minor keys. This limitation can be circumvented by applying the discrete Fourier transform (DFT) to the tonal space. The DFT does not rely on style-specific theoretical assumptions but only presupposes an encoding of the music as pitch classes in 12-tone equal temperament. We introduce wavescapes, a novel visualization method for tonal hierarchies that combines the visual representation of keyscapes with music analysis based on the DFT. Since wavescapes produce visual analyses deterministically, a number of potential subjective biases are removed. By concentrating on one or more Fourier coefficients, the role of the analyst is thus focused on the interpretation and contextualization of the results. We illustrate the usefulness of this method for computational music theory by analyzing eight compositions from different historical epochs and composers (Josquin, Bach, Liszt, Chopin, Scriabin, Webern, Coltrane, Ligeti) in terms of the phase and magnitude of several Fourier coefficients. We also provide a Python library that allows such visualizations to be easily generated for any piece of music for which a symbolic score or audio recording is available.
      Citation: Musicae Scientiae
      PubDate: 2022-01-17T08:05:40Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10298649211034906
       
  • Is music listening an effective intervention for reducing anxiety' A
           systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled studies

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      Authors: Cristina Harney, Judith Johnson, Freya Bailes, Jelena Havelka
      Abstract: Musicae Scientiae, Ahead of Print.
      Anxiety is the most commonly diagnosed mental health disorder in the EU and 18% of the US population experiences an anxiety disorder at any one time. However, only 20% of individuals experiencing anxiety receive a formally administered intervention, highlighting a need for evidence-based interventions that can be self-administered. Music listening can be flexibly self-administered and may be useful for anxiety reduction, but further evidence is needed. The current paper addressed this by conducting the first systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled studies testing music listening interventions for naturally occurring state anxiety. A protocol was registered on PROSPERO ID: CRD42018104308. Searches were carried out of the Cochrane Library, Ovid MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Embase, Web of Science and CINAHL databases, yielding 6208 records. After screening for eligibility, 24 controlled studies were included in the review and 21 were included in the meta-analysis. Results of the meta-analyses showed that music listening had an overall significant large effect on alleviating anxiety (d = −0.77 [95% CI = −1.26, −0.28], k = 21). It was concluded that music listening is effective for reducing anxiety in a range of groups. Further research should focus on clinical groups with diagnosed mental health problems.
      Citation: Musicae Scientiae
      PubDate: 2022-01-10T09:43:34Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10298649211046979
       
 
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