Website for musicality (assessment) online

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!

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Workshop on the development of musical abilities and the LongGold-project

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.

LongGold team meets at Music Psychology Conference (DGM 2019)

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.