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.
    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.


    Research areas:

    I Instrumental morphology Form
    II Instrumental physiology Function
    III Instrument aesthetics Expression
    IV Instrumental didactics Transformation

    Scientific focus and working area

    • 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

    List of the relevant sciences

      • Physics, biology, medicine
      • Sports science:
      • Biomechanics
      • Movement science
      • Sports medicine
      • Sports pedagogics,
      • Sports psychology
      • Training science
      • Humanities and cultural studies:
      • Pedagogics, music pedagogics
      • Musicology
      • Psychology
      • Drama pedagogics
      • Dance studies
      • Art theory