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An investigation of pedagogical methods for increasing the perceived relevance of music theory courses to undergraduate music students.
This thesis investigates three pedagogical avenues toward increasing the perceived relevance of music theory to undergraduate music students. These avenues include exploring the relation of analysis to performance, the ...
The impact of visual-music interaction on music perception : the influence of agreement and disagreement.
Previous audiovisual cognition research has focused primarily on music's impact on visual perception. The goals of this study are to explore the impact of visuals on the perception of affective and acoustical qualities of ...
Musical process and the structuring of riffs in Metallica.
This study focuses on the 1980s thrash metal music of Metallica. It analyzes the harmonic and melodic nature of Metallica's riffs and examines how musical processes help shape the formal structures of these riffs. Drawing ...