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Musical Listening

Listening to sounds in terms of their own sonic and musical characteristics. It is the opposite of Contextual listeningListening for the purpose of identifying and gaining information about a sound’s source. It is the opposite of Musical Listening. (also known as causal listening). More infoContextual listening.

Musical Listening focuses on the nature of sounds, to their musical relationships without reference to their source or cause. This term is often used in conjunction with Reduced Listening.