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ERIC Number: EJ846853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7356
The Influence of Physical Movement on the Perception of Musical Performance
Juchniewicz, Jay
Psychology of Music, v36 n4 p417-427 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of physical movement on listeners' perception of musical performance. Participants ( N = 112) rated a professional pianist performing with a recorded musical excerpt under three physical movement conditions: "no movement", "head and facial movement" and "full body movement". Relationships between these physical movement conditions and the musical elements of phrasing, dynamics, rubato and overall performance were also investigated. Results indicated the pianist's physical movements significantly increased participants' ratings of the performances. Additionally, as the pianist's physical movements increased, so did the participants' ratings of phrasing, dynamics, rubato and overall musical performance. No significant differences were found between levels of training or for gender. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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