Together with several colleagues, and with great practical and economic support from the University of Oslo, I am happy to announce that we will soon kick off our first free online course (a so-called MOOC) called Music Moves.
Music Moves: Why Does Music Make You Move?
Learn about the psychology of music and movement, and how researchers study music-related movements, with this free online course.
About the course
Music is movement. A bold statement, but one that we will explore together in this free online course. Together we will study music through different types of body movement. This includes everything from the sound-producing keyboard actions of a pianist to the energetic dance moves in a club.
You will learn about the theoretical foundations for what we call embodied music cognition and why body movement is crucial for how we experience the emotional moods in music. We will also explore different research methods used at universities and conservatories. These include advanced motion capture systems and sound analysis methods.
You will be guided by a group of music researchers from the University of Oslo, with musical examples from four professional musicians. The course is rich in high-quality text, images, video, audio and interactive elements.
Join us to learn more about terms such as entrainment and musical metaphors, and why it is difficult to sit still when you experience a good groove.
- FREE online course
- 3 hours pw
- Certificates available
This course is open to everyone. No technical knowledge of music or dance is required.
Get a personalised, digital and printed certificate
You can buy a Statement of Participation for this course — a personalised certificate in both digital and printed formats — to show that you’ve taken part.
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Use the hashtag #FLmusicmoves to join and contribute to social media conversations about this course.