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By Jacob Wiles, Music Psychologist

What is Music? An Introduction to Music Psychology

Language: English
All Levels

Course description

In this course, we ask the big questions... 1. What is music? 2. How did music come to be? 3. Why do we like music?

This class will introduce you to the discipline of Music Psychology and give you a brief insight into the power and influence music can have over us all. If you're curious about music then this class is for you. This is an introductory course, with no previous experience required.

Course overview - 9

  • Defining Music

  • A Note on Percussion

  • The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology

  • Vocal Tones

  • Music and Language

  • Music and Animals

  • Consonance and Dissonance

  • Expectation in Music

  • Conclusion

Learners who have already enrolled in this course

Meet your instructor

Jacob Wiles
Jacob WilesMusic Psychologist
Hey there! I'm Jacob (21), I'm a Music and Music Psychology undergraduate at the University of Leeds. Music Psychology Specialities:  Music and Identity Music and Well-being Music and Emotion Music and Mood control Instruments I teach: Clarinet Saxophone Flute