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MCGY2601: Perception of Music Performance

Listening to music performance is an everyday occurrence, yet expert listeners possess tacit knowledge about performers' sound and little is known about how they process sensory information from a performer to conceptualise, recognise and verbalise the sound they hear. This unit of study will focus on recent empirical research studies and examine the ways in which we listen to music performers by sound and sight, how we assess music performance, and how we describe the sounds we hear.

Code MCGY2601
Academic unit Musicology
Credit points 6
48 credit points of units

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate broad understanding of empirical studies in music performance
  • LO2. test perception, evaluation and communication of music performance
  • LO3. develop best practice in music performance evaluation

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