Verbal effect on memorisation and recognition of Wagner’s leitmotifs

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dc.contributor.author Morimoto, Yuko
dc.contributor.author Kamekawa, Toru
dc.contributor.author Marui, Atsushi
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-03T06:29:12Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-03T06:29:12Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/20903
dc.description.abstract This study aims to investigate the different listening experiences of Richard Wagner’s leitmotifs with and without verbal (external) information provided about the leitmotifs, their meanings and the librettos of the work. In the experiment half of the participants were asked to read and memorise written information about two leitmotifs, and then to listen to the two corresponding leitmotifs several times until they were memorised. The other participants were asked to perform the same task without reading the written information. A recognition task was then conducted, which instructed participants to listen to an excerpt from Wagner’s Das Rheingold and respond with whether they noticed the two leitmotifs memorised during the earlier part of the experiment. The results showed that there was not a significant difference in recognition between the two groups of participants. en
dc.format.extent 357-361
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.other verbal information en
dc.subject.other memorisation en
dc.subject.other recognition en
dc.title Verbal effect on memorisation and recognition of Wagner’s leitmotifs en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2009411289
dc.identifier.conference ESCOM 2009 : 7th Triennial Conference of European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music

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