The LongGold team met for an online Christmas session and wanted to share their thanks and appreciations. We know this was a difficult year for all of our collaborating schools, researchers, and helpers, but we sincerely hope that all of you can enjoy some pleasant holidays. We are looking forward to see everyone again in person next year.
We are happy to announce that the website for the Goldsmiths Musical Sophistication Index is online. This site contains all information, manuals, and links related to the measurement instrument: Gold-MSI.org. Additionally, you can find references to important papers, detailed descriptions of all features and all essential tools for download. We hope you enjoy this instrument!
Due to COVID-19 the LongGold team decided to postpone the workshop. We will keep you updated on any news regarding the workshop and our project.
Until then, we wish all of you good health and all the best for those turbulent times. Please don’t forget to wash your hands!
On Friday, 27th of March the LongGold team organizes a one day workshop on the development of musical abilities during adolescence and the associations with cognitive and social abilities, attitudes and personality. We want to share our experiences with a larger group of experts, discuss potential collaborations and learn from other projects.
The workshop will take place at the University of Music, Drama and Media, Hannover (Senatssaal, Seelhorststraße 3). The program can be found here.
The German speaking members of the LongGold (see photo) met at the 35th annual meeting of the German Society for Music Psychology (DGM) in Eichstätt and presented several talks and posters drawing on data and methodology from the LongGold study.
Viola Pausch, Daniel Müllensiefen & Reinhard Kopiez: Structure and benchmarks of musical abilities during adolescence. First results from the longitudinal project LongGold. [in German]
Seb Silas, Daniel Müllensiefen, Klaus Frieler, Rebecca Gelding & Peter Harrison: Does musical training improve general working memory? A causal modelling approach to the associations between general working memory, musical working memory and musical training.
Miriam Eisinger & Daniel Müllensiefen: Psychometric structure of subjective theories on musicality and validation of a measurement instrument.
Hsin-Rui Lin, Johannes Hasselhorn, Daniel Müllensiefen & Reinhard Kopiez: Predicting academic achievement in music from personality and theory of musicality.