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Young adolescents’ usage of narrative functions of media music by manipulation of musical expression
Luleå University of Technology, Royal college of music, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7097-3380
Luleå University of Technology.
Luleå University of Technology.
2008 (English)In: Psychology of Music, ISSN 0305-7356, E-ISSN 1741-3087, Vol. 36, no 2, 193-214 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigates usage and knowledge of musical narrative functions in contemporary multimedia. A group of young adolescents were given the task of adapting musical expression, using the non-verbal research tool REMUPP, to fit different visual scenes shown on a computer screen. This was accomplished by manipulating seven musical parameters: instrumentation, tempo, harmonic complexity, rhythmic complexity, register, articulation and reverb. They also answered a questionnaire giving information about their musical training and media habits. Numerical data from the manipulation of the musical parameters were analysed to search for tendencies within the group with regard to the musical expression in relation to the different visual scenes shown. The results showed a large degree of in-group consensus regarding narrative functions of music, indicating knowledge about musical narrative codes and conventions. Also, the results were clearly influenced by factors such as the participants' musical training, gender and habits of music listening, playing computer games and watching movies — highlighting the complexity of learning and pointing to the impact of the increasing availability of narrative media on our attitudes and knowledge.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 36, no 2, 193-214 p.
Keyword [en]
musical functions, musical parameters, narrative music
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-13433DOI: 10.1177/0305735607085012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-13433DiVA: diva2:676869
Available from: 2013-12-07 Created: 2013-12-07 Last updated: 2015-08-17Bibliographically approved
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1. Narrative music: towards an understanding of musical narrative functions in multimedia
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2005 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2005. 97 p.
Series
Licentiate thesis / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1757 ; 59
Keyword
film music, game music, media music, musical conventions, musical parameters, narrative music
National Category
Learning
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urn:nbn:se:du-13438 (URN)
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Available from: 2013-12-09 Created: 2013-12-07 Last updated: 2015-08-17Bibliographically approved
2. Making music mean: on functions of, and knowledge about, narrative music in multimedia
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Making music mean: on functions of, and knowledge about, narrative music in multimedia
2008 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2008. 70 p.
Series
Doctoral thesis / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1544 ; 43
Keyword
Film music, game music, media music, multimodality, music education, musical knowledge, narrative music, social semiotics
National Category
Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-13437 (URN)
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Available from: 2013-12-09 Created: 2013-12-07 Last updated: 2015-08-17Bibliographically approved

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