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Han, X. & Bresin, R. (2019). Performance of piano trills: effects of hands, fingers, notes and emotions. In: Combined proceedings of the Nordic Sound and Music Computing Conference 2019 and the Interactive Sonification Workshop 2019: . Paper presented at Nordic Sound and Music Computing Conference 2019 (pp. 9-15). Stockholm
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Performance of piano trills: effects of hands, fingers, notes and emotions
2019 (English)In: Combined proceedings of the Nordic Sound and Music Computing Conference 2019 and the Interactive Sonification Workshop 2019, Stockholm, 2019, p. 9-15Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Trill is a type of musical ornament. In automatic playback of piano music scores, trills are usually synthesised as a sequence of repeated notes with equal duration and dynamic level. This is not how trills are performed by pianists. In this study, trills were performed by three pianists on a Yamaha Disklavier and recorded as both audio and MIDI files. Then note duration, inter-onset interval (IOI) and key velocity for each note were extracted from MIDI files and analyzed in relation to hands, notes and emotions. Four significant effects were found; 1) hand effect: trills on right hand were in average performed with a faster rate, shorter note duration, longer off duration and faster key velocity, 2) finger effect: within the two notes forming a trill, notes with lower fingering number were performed with shorter off duration, while keeping note duration and key velocity close, 3) emotion effect: emotion mainly contributed to dynamic level, 4) crescendo effect: when crescendo happened, note duration and off duration compensated with each other and kept IOI at a almost constant value.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2019
National Category
Music Musicology Media and Communication Technology Human Computer Interaction Other Computer and Information Science
Research subject
Media Technology; Human-computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-272184 (URN)10.5281/zenodo.3743459 (DOI)
Conference
Nordic Sound and Music Computing Conference 2019
Note

QC 20200602

Available from: 2020-04-18 Created: 2020-04-18 Last updated: 2024-03-15Bibliographically approved
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