Playing the accent: comparing striking velocity and timing in an ostinato rhythm performed by four drummers
2004 (English)In: Acta Acoustica united with Acustica, ISSN 1610-1928, Vol. 90, no 4, 762-776 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Four percussion players’ strategies for performing an accented stroke were studied by capturing movement trajectories.The players played on a force plate with markers on the drumstick, hand, and lower and upper arm. Therhythmic pattern – an ostinato with interleaved accents every fourth stroke – was performed at different dynamiclevels, tempi and on different striking surfaces attached to the force plate. The analysis displayed differencesbetween the movement trajectories for the four players, which were maintained consistently during all playingconditions. The characteristics of the players’ individual movement patterns were observed to correspond wellwith the striking velocities and timing in performance. The most influential parameter on the movement patternswas the dynamic level with increasing preparatory heights and striking velocity for increasing dynamic level. Theinterval beginning with the accented stroke was prolonged, the amount of lengthening decreasing with increasingdynamic level.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 90, no 4, 762-776 p.
Data reduction, Feedback, Instruments, Oscillations, Surface phenomena, Synchronization, Velocity measurement, Bow velocity, Drumsticks, Ostinato rhythm, Rythmic strokes
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-6550ISI: 000223441700018ScopusID: 2-s2.0-4243180407OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-6550DiVA: diva2:11293
QC 20101001 QC 20111018. Stockholm Music Acoustics Conference (SMAC 03). Stockholm, SWEDEN. AUG 06-09, 20032005-09-202005-09-202011-10-18Bibliographically approved