music

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.


In the above quotation Victor Hugo captures a widely acknowledged attribute of music – the sense that it helps us to communicate. It has been described, for...

Our ability to experience and understand expressed emotions is something we take for granted. Whilst we may be aware that the feelings we experience in response to a spring morning, or a heavy day at the office, differ in quality from those we experience when listening to a...

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...