What is Entrainment? Definition and applications in musical research
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Publisher:Empirical Musicology Review
Citation:Empirical Musicology Review, v7 n1-2 (Jan-Apr 2012), 49-56
Entrainment theory describes the process of interaction between independent rhythmical processes. This paper defines entrainment in this general sense, then briefly explores its significance for human behaviour, and for music- making in particular. The final section outlines a research method suitable for studies of entrainment in inter-personal coordination, and with reference to published studies suggests that the study of musical entrainment can be a source of rich insight also for the study of human social interactions and their meanings.