The Need for a Cross-Cultural Empirical Musicology

Authors

  • Marc Leman

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18061/emr.v8i1.3920

Keywords:

musical gestures

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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Published

2013-10-24