The Emotional Effects of Music on Religious Experience: A Study of the Pentecostal-Charismatic Style of Music and Worship

  title={The Emotional Effects of Music on Religious Experience: A Study of the Pentecostal-Charismatic Style of Music and Worship},
  author={Mandi Miller and Kenneth T. Strongman},
  journal={Psychology of Music},
  pages={27 - 8}
The relationship of the Pentecostal-Charismatic (P-C) style of music and worship practices to religious experience was investigated. The compositional devices typically found in this type of church music were analysed with respect to their potential emotional effects. In Study 1, members of a P-C church responded to questionnaires and interviews about the importance of music in their church services. Participants' mood significantly increased from directly before the service until directly… 

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