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Seminar at Speech, Music and Hearing:

Time to strike: Influence of tempo on drumming movements

Sofia Dahl, Aalborg University Copenhagen


In percussion playing preparatory movements are used to create a “runway”, during which the stick increases its velocity before impact. Strokes to be played at higher dynamic levels are typically initiated from a greater height compared to soft strokes, producing loud strokes at low physiological cost. With increasing tempo there is less time available for such preparatory movements, suggesting that playing loud and fast may be more of a challenge. In this talk I will discuss how more extreme combinations of tempi and dynamic level affect players’ movement patterns and timing performance.

16:15 - 17:30
Friday April 15, 2011

The seminar is held in Fantum.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 23-Jun-2010 09:22:46 MEST