The ‘how’ is often more exciting to the artist than the ‘what’. That is why instrumental science, which asks about the ‘how’, is a practical science and tailored to fit artists’ needs.
- Instrumental science is part of fundamental research that focuses on the applied
- A systematic, empirical methodology is used.
- The field encompasses the higher education area of artistic training, music pedagogy and the areas of systematic and historical musicology.
- Subject areas, investigative methods and the instrument groups to be analysed are constantly being expanded
- There is an interdisciplinary relationship to the natural sciences, to sports science, to the humanities and cultural studies, and to the institutes and initiatives that deal with posture , movement, expression and how they are taught
Through the use of current media technology, new research fields are opening up to the centuries-old tradition of instrumental pedagogy.
Instrumental science Definition:investigating, presenting and ordering formal, functional, expressive and methodical aspects of playing an instrument.
Scientific focus and working area
List of the relevant sciences
• Sports science:
• Movement science
• Sports medicine
• Sports pedagogics,
• Sports psychology
• Training science
• Pedagogics, music pedagogics
• Drama pedagogics
• Dance studies
• Art theory