music

Historically, as in education more generally, psychology played a major role in music education through the development of psychometric tests to assess musical ability. Testing began in 1883 when Carl Stumpf suggested a number of simple aural tests that music teachers might...

The digital revolution means that the manner in which people obtain and listen to music has changed radically since the early 1990s. Legal and illegal websites make it possible to obtain a massive range of music within moments. These sites are complemented by a panoply of...

Learning that cognitive faculties can go awry, or even fail to develop, gives us special insight into abilities we often take for granted. The capacity to make sense of musical sound is one such example. In Western culture, someone would not count themselves as ‘musical’...