An introduction to music research
In this free course we have gathered together materials to allow you to explore the ways in which music may be researched. After thinking about different kinds of musical knowledge and their relationship with various musical practices (including performance, composition, and listening), you’ll be introduced to some of the digital resources and methodologies that inform music research. The next section, which constitutes the main part of the course, explores a variety of different resource types that can be the focus for music research—including diaries, composer manuscripts, images, and instruments—before the final section introduces you to a contentious area of current scholarship: the relationship between music and politics.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University.