Music Psychology: Why Does “Bohemian Rhapsody” Feel so
Why does Bohemian Rhapsody feel so good?
Who is the course for?
This course is open to anyone interested in music psychology, but may be of particular interest to songwriters and composers.
What topics will you cover?
Why does music make us feel things?
Why do we feel things in the first place? What are emotions and moods, exactly?
How do emotions work?
What is it about music that makes us feel things? How do musicians set up expectations?
Why should they make you expect anything? How do different expectations lead to emotions?
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Explore the psychology of emotions as they relate to music
Explain the basis by which music manipulates our expectations of music to evoke emotions
Reflect on how musical emotional experiences are influenced by our differing expectations in specific musical examples