Working on a book chapter, I am trying to clarify some terminology. Right now I am thinking about the differences between “musical” and “music-related” movements/actions/gestures. What is the difference? I find that it makes sense to think about whether the action is direct or indirect. In other words:
- Musical actions: actions involved in music making, e.g. performing an instrument (i.e. sound-producing actions).
- Music-related actions: actions that are the result of, or influenced by, music, e.g. dancing, walking in pace, etc.
While I believe the two are strongly connected, I think it makes sense to also make a clear distinction between them.