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Action and co-articulation

In this week's terminology track, we look at terms for different types of sound-producing actions.
Hands moving and playing on piano keyboard.
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In this week’s terminology track we will explore the concept of action.

From the theory track you have learned that an embodied approach to cognition is based on the idea that we make sense of the world through our whole bodies. Furthermore, the affordance concept tells us that objects have certain action “properties”, and that we are immediately aware of these properties.

But what does all of this have to do with music?

In the following video we will look more closely at what we call sound-producing actions.

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