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Congruence in music and movement enhances the perception of sports routine quality


Loo, Fung Chiat and Loo, Fung Ying and Chua, Yan Piaw (2019) Congruence in music and movement enhances the perception of sports routine quality. Musica Hodie, 19. art. no. e58191. pp. 1-19. ISSN 2317-6776


Most studies of music and sports relate to the ergogenic effect of synchronization between music and movement in repetitive sports activities. As in dance, music is clearly important for sports routines that involve choreography. This study performs an experiment involving a rhythmic gymnastics routine to investigate whether increasing the congruence between music and movement enhances the quality of sports routines from a musical perspective. In preparing the video stimulus, the original music accompaniment was replaced with a new composition to increase the congruence between music and movement using six musical parameters that parallel dance, including tempo, rhythm, phrasing, accent, direction and dynamic. Fifty-two undergraduate music majors participated in the study and evaluated two videos of the same routine, one with the original music and the other with the new music. The participants completed a two-part questionnaire: the first part evaluates the perceived congruence between music and movement in terms of the six parameters, and the second part evaluates the acrobatic qualities. The results show that the intended congruence and the acrobatic qualities were perceived as significantly improved in the routine with the new accompaniment.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5216/mh.v19.58191
Publisher: Universidade Federal de Goias
Keywords: Perceived congruence; Sports routine; Music and movement; Choreomusicology; Music and sports
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2020 19:39
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2020 19:39
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/81013
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