The mental representation of music notation: notational audiation. Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract 1. This study investigated the mental representation of music notation. Notational audiation is the ability to internally" hear" the music one is reading before physically hearing it performed on an instrument. In earlier studies, the authors claimed that this process engages music imagery contingent on subvocal silent singing. This study refines the previously developed embedded melody task and further explores the phonatory nature of notational audiation with throat-audio and larynx-electromyography measurement …

publication date

  • January 1, 2008