Practical musicology

Zagorski-Thomas, Simon ORCID: (2022) Practical musicology. 21st Century Music Practices. Bloomsbury Academic Publishing, New York. ISBN 9781501357794

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Practical Musicology outlines a theoretical framework for studying a broad range of current musical practices to provoke discussion about key issues in the rapidly expanding area of practical musicology: the study of how musicians can make ‘better music'. The book explores various forms of practice, from performance and composition to sequencing and record production, from Okinawan rock to an electric Shostakovich quartet. Drawing on neuroscience, cognitive psychology and the social construction of technology and creativity, Zagorski-Thomas uses a series of case studies and examples to investigate how practice research is already being conducted and to suggest principles for how it might continue to develop, based around the assertion that musicking cannot be treated as a culturally or ideologically neutral phenomenon.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Music
Music > Musicology
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Depositing User: Simon Zagorski-Thomas
Date Deposited: 11 May 2022 14:45
Last Modified: 11 May 2022 14:59

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