Commentary on "The Perception and Cognition of Time in Balinese Music" by Andrew Clay McGraw

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We review the paper by Andrew Clay McGraw, noting that it represents an interesting and valuable contribution to the study of music in cognition in its informed exploration of non-western musical perceptions. We raise a number of concerns about the methods used, and make suggestions as to how the issues that were empirically addressed in the paper might have been tackled in ways that would have enhanced the interpretability of its findings.



experimental method, non-western music, collaborative research


Empirical Musicology Review, v3 n2 (April 2008), 55-58