Musicology and Music Theory: Digital Humanities

Musicology research is a vast field that includes many ways of observing the depth of human musical creation. Historical musicology puts music and composers in a historical context, follows the history of music and musicians, and enables us to understand music by its context. The theory of music focuses on understanding how music is written, from its basic building blocks, through the arrangement’s forms of a complete musical piece, to the entire creative thinking process. These topics are inseparable from one another, because analysis methods open interpretation opportunities that depend on historical and cultural contexts. Even though there are different approaches, they all have the same goal—achieving a better understanding of human work as we observe it closely. This is also one of this field’s greatest pleasures.