Musicology

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Musicology (from Greek 'μουσική' (mousikē) for 'music' and 'λογος' (logos) for 'domain of study') is the scholarly analysis and research-based study of music.wikipedia
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Music

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Musicology (from Greek 'μουσική' (mousikē) for 'music' and 'λογος' (logos) for 'domain of study') is the scholarly analysis and research-based study of music.
In its most general form, the activities describing music as an art form or cultural activity include the creation of works of music (songs, tunes, symphonies, and so on), the criticism of music, the study of the history of music, and the aesthetic examination of music.

Computational musicology

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Musicology departments traditionally belong to the humanities, although music research is often more scientific in focus (psychological, sociological, acoustical, neurological, computational).
Computational musicology is an interdisciplinary research area between musicology and computer science.

Music history

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Musicology traditionally is divided in three main branches: historical musicology, systematic musicology and ethnomusicology.
Music history, sometimes called historical musicology, is a highly diverse subfield of the broader discipline of musicology that studies music from a historical point of view.

Systematic musicology

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Musicology traditionally is divided in three main branches: historical musicology, systematic musicology and ethnomusicology.
Systematic musicology is an umbrella term, used mainly in Central Europe, for several subdisciplines and paradigms of musicology.

Music theory

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Systematic musicology includes music theory, aesthetics, pedagogy, musical acoustics, the science and technology of musical instruments, and the musical implications of physiology, psychology, sociology, philosophy and computing. Musicology also has two central, practically oriented sub-disciplines with no parent discipline: performance practice and research (sometimes viewed as a form of artistic research), and the theory, analysis and composition of music.
In modern academia, music theory is a subfield of musicology, the wider study of musical cultures and history.

Ethnomusicology

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Musicology traditionally is divided in three main branches: historical musicology, systematic musicology and ethnomusicology.
While the traditional subject of musicology has been the history and literature of Western art music, ethnomusicology was developed as the study of all music as a human social and cultural phenomenon.

Organology

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Systematic musicology includes music theory, aesthetics, pedagogy, musical acoustics, the science and technology of musical instruments, and the musical implications of physiology, psychology, sociology, philosophy and computing.
There is a degree of overlap between organology, ethnomusicology (being subsets of musicology) and the branch of the science of acoustics devoted to musical instruments.

Humanities

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Musicology departments traditionally belong to the humanities, although music research is often more scientific in focus (psychological, sociological, acoustical, neurological, computational).
Musicology as an academic discipline can take a number of different paths, including historical musicology, ethnomusicology and music theory.

Susan McClary

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New musicology was a reaction against traditional historical musicology, which according to Susan McClary, "fastidiously declares issues of musical signification off-limits to those engaged in legitimate scholarship."
Susan Kaye McClary (born 2 October 1946) is a musicologist associated with the "New Musicology".

Semiotics

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Musical analysis

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Musicology also has two central, practically oriented sub-disciplines with no parent discipline: performance practice and research (sometimes viewed as a form of artistic research), and the theory, analysis and composition of music.
Analysis is an activity most often engaged in by musicologists and most often applied to western classical music, although music of non-western cultures and of unnotated oral traditions is also often analysed.

Music psychology

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Music psychology applies the content and methods of all subdisciplines of psychology (perception, cognition, motivation, etc.) to understand how music is created, perceived, responded to, and incorporated into individuals' and societies' daily lives.
Music psychology, or the psychology of music, may be regarded as a branch of both psychology and musicology.

Sociomusicology

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Closely related to ethnomusiology is the emerging branch of sociomusicology.
Sociomusicology (from Latin: socius, "companion"; from Old French musique; and the suffix -ology, "the study of", from Old Greek λόγος, lógos : "discourse"), also called music sociology or the sociology of music, refers to both an academic subfield of sociology that is concerned with music (often in combination with other arts), as well as a subfield of musicology that focuses on social aspects of musical behavior and the role of music in society.

Historically informed performance

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Musicology also has two central, practically oriented sub-disciplines with no parent discipline: performance practice and research (sometimes viewed as a form of artistic research), and the theory, analysis and composition of music.
Because no sound recordings exist of music before the modern era, historically informed performance is necessarily derived from academic musicological research.

Music school

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The important other side, learning how to sing authentically or perform a historical instrument is usually part of conservatory or other performance training.
Instruction consists of training in the performance of musical instruments, singing, musical composition, conducting, musicianship, as well as academic and research fields such as musicology, music history and music theory.

New musicology

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New musicology is a term applied since the late 1980s to a wide body of work emphasizing cultural study, analysis and criticism of music.
New musicology is a wide body of musicology since the 1980s with a focus upon the cultural study, aesthetics, criticism, and hermeneutics of music.

Margaret Bent

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Margaret Bent, (born Margaret Hilda Bassington; 23 December 1940) is an English musicologist.

Music education

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Systematic musicology includes music theory, aesthetics, pedagogy, musical acoustics, the science and technology of musical instruments, and the musical implications of physiology, psychology, sociology, philosophy and computing.

Eva Badura-Skoda

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Eva Badura-Skoda (née Halfar, born January 15, 1929) is a German/Austrian musicologist.

Maud Cuney Hare

Maud Cuney Hare (née Cuney, February 16, 1874–February 13 or 14, 1936) was an American pianist, musicologist, writer, and African-American activist in Boston, Massachusetts in the United States.

Ursula Günther

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Ursula Günther (15 June 1927 – 20 or 21 November 2006) was a German musicologist specializing in the fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries and the music of Giuseppe Verdi.

Suzanne Cusick

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Suzanne G. Cusick is a music historian and musicologist living in and working in New York City, where she is a Professor of Music at the Faculty of Arts and Science at the New York University.

List of musicologists

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A musicologist is someone who studies music (see musicology).

List of musicology topics

Musicology topics
Musicology is the scholarly study of music.

Hedi Stadlen

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Hedi Stadlen (6 January 1916 – 21 January 2004), better known in Sri Lanka as Hedi Keuneman, was an Austrian Jewish philosopher, political activist, and musicologist.