Book Chapter

Movement and collaboration in musical performance

JW Davidson

The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology | Published : 2008


The body has a crucial role in the production and perception of musical performance that has been recognized for centuries. Research in the field of music psychology on the body has reflected some of the recent social anthropology and critical musicology trends, and so has developed a strand of socially focused enquiry. These ideas are explored in this article, which begins with research on motor programming, moves to more social aspects of performance and bodily movement, and finishes by considering musical collaborations.

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