MUT 6936 Music Theory Seminar :: Musical Devices and the Human Body
Instructor: Dr. Michael Polo
Students will explore a wide range of research discussing music's impact on various aspects of the human body and emotion. Through this exploration, students will analyze musical scores and recordings in an effort to locate particular musical devices prone to impact the human body and emotion.
Required Text: David Huron, Sweet Anticipation: Music and the Psychology of Expectation (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2007).
Additional readings will include articles from: Music Perception, Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, Psychology of Music