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Expert Memory and Instrumental Conductors: Interactions between Long-Term and Short-Term Memory

Abstract By examining the cognitive mechanisms behind human memory, the author hypothesizes that instrumental conductors can more quickly and effectively internalize music scores. With this theory, conductors could offer more informed and nuanced communications to their ensembles. Furthermore, these ideas could be incorporated into how conducting is taught to younger students by cultivating a more in-depth understanding of the music being studied.

This research paper surveys current trends in cognitive science related to the interactions of long-term memory (LTM) and short-term memory (STM) concerning score study and memorization employed by instrumental conductors. The research is divided into three sections, beginning with an examination of the ... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Lucas, Cullan Baynes (Author) / Caslor, Jason (Advisor) / Gardener, Joshua (Committee member) / Hill, Gary (Committee member) / Rogers, Rodney (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Cognition / Conducting / Expert Memory / Instrumental / Pedagogy / Working Memory
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 57 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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