Welcome to the Feeling Sound Musiclab - an on-line laboratory designed to find out more about how we listen to music.

Since May 2008, over 1,000 people have participated in a series of experiments designed to deepen our understanding of how music works. The experiments are now completed, and preliminary results can be viewed in an article in the July 2009 edition of the Incorporated Society of Musicians' "Music Journal".

The online article starts on page 15. If you have a hard copy of the journal the article starts on page 13.

To hear extracts from BBC Radio 3’s ‘Discovering Music’, in which Christopher Gayford talks about his research, please click on the following links

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Please feel free to explore our lab, to see how we gathered the data. You'll find yourself assigned to either a control group or an experimental group.

As you proceed through the 7 labs, you'll be introduced to different listening techniques and asked to take a series of tests. If you then read the ISM Music Journal article, you'll get an idea of some of the things we were trying to find out. A more in depth analysis of the data is in press, and we'll post links to the article next year.

Take part in Musiclab.

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