The Need for a Cross-Cultural Empirical Musicology

Marc Leman

Abstract


The paper by Lara Pearson shows that a case study based on qualitative description may reveal interesting aspects about the co-occurrence of hand gestures and singing in a particular music culture. However, above all the paper lets us dream about what could be possible if forces from cultural studies and music cognition research were to be combined. A cross-cultural empirical musicology holds the promise of scientific work that goes far beyond qualitative descriptions.

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musical gestures

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/emr.v8i1.3920

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