Music and Familiarity: Listening, Musicology and Performance


Elaine King (Editor) and Helen M. Prior (Editor)

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 316 pages

File size: 5.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Familiarity underpins our engagement with music. In Music and Familiarity, King and Prior bring together 13 essays that highlight theoretical and empirical considerations about familiarity from three perspectives: listening, musicology, and performance. This book explores the ways in which familiarity impacts our behaviour and responses to music; influences our appreciation and perceptions of music; and also shows how familiarity affects musicians’ performance practices.