By Eric Clarke, Nicholas Cook
The learn of song is often, to a point, ''empirical,'' in that it consists of trying out principles and interpretations opposed to a few form of exterior fact. yet in musicology, the type of empirical methods ordinary within the social sciences have performed a comparatively marginal function, being mostly constrained to inter-disciplinary components akin to psychology and sociology of track. instead of advocating a brand new type of musicology, Empirical Musicology offers a consultant to empirical methods which are prepared for incorporation into the modern musicologist's toolkit. Its 9 chapters disguise views from track concept, computational musicology, ethnomusicology, and the psychology and sociology of tune, in addition to an creation to musical information research and statistics. This publication exhibits that such techniques may perhaps play an enormous position within the additional improvement of the self-discipline as an entire, not just in the course of the program of statistical and modeling ways to musical rankings yet also--and might be extra importantly--in phrases of figuring out track as a fancy social perform.
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A well established network of local enthusiasts and scholars; much advice readily available, much material already collected and existing contacts 2. An openness to newcomers both social and technical—no need to be of professional standard in order to take part 3. One year available for main body of ﬁeld research 1. Easy to meet people collectively at practices and sessions, but will it be possible to talk more deeply in these situations? Will musicians mind being recorded or ﬁlmed? ) 2. Will it be possible to participate in each of these genres?
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