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'...and I feel good!' The relationship between body-movement, pleasure and groove in music

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In many musical cultures, people synchronise their bodies to the rhythmic patterns of the music, and such embodied engagements are one of the most overtly enjoyable forms of musical appreciation. However, the ways in which rhythmic structure, body-movement and pleasure are related remains unclear. The present thesis directs a broadly psychological, yet multi-methodological and interdisciplinary, approach towards this relationship, centring on the rhythmic structure of syncopation in groove...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Music Faculty
Oxford college:
Wadham College
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HUMS
Department:
Music Faculty
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Supervisor
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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