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Main Title: Commentary on Canonne (2018): Listening to Improvisation
Author(s): Anglada-Tort, Manuel
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: The target study explores whether evaluations of the same piece of music differ under two distinct listening conditions: listening to a piece described either as an improvisation or as a preexisting composition. Participants (N = 16) in the two conditions listened to the same musical piece and provided verbal evaluative judgements. The author used a grounded theory approach to analyze listeners’ responses, reporting different listening experiences in the two groups. The findings provide unique insights to enable a greater understanding of the nature of the aesthetics of improvisation. In this commentary, I first discuss the strengths of the article, followed by methodological considerations and suggestions for future research. I then present a short literature review and discussion of what I consider the most relevant topic in relation to this study, namely, the effects of contextual information on subjective evaluations.
Issue Date: 2018
Date Available: 20-Feb-2019
DDC Class: 150 Psychologie
780 Musik
Subject(s): improvisation
music evaluation
contextual information
Journal Title: Empirical Musicology Review
Publisher: Ohio State Univ. Library
Publisher Place: Columbus, Ohio
Volume: 13
Issue: 1-2
Publisher DOI: 10.18061/emr.v13i1-2.6387
Page Start: 16
Page End: 20
EISSN: 1559-5749
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