Extraction of bowing parameters from violin performance combining motion capture and sensors
2009 (English)In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, ISSN 0001-4966, Vol. 126, no 5, 2695-2708 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A method is described for measurement of a complete set of bowing parameters in violin performance. Optical motion capture was combined with sensors for accurate measurement of the main bowing parameters (bow position, bow velocity, bow acceleration, bow-bridge distance and bow force) as well as secondary control parameters (bow angles: skewness, inclination and tilt). In addition, other performance features (moments of on/off in bow-string contact, string played, and bowing direction) were extracted. Detailed descriptions of the calculations of the bowing parameters, features and calibrations are given. The described system is capable of measuring all bowing parameters without disturbing the player, allowing for detailed studies of musically relevant aspects of bow control and coordination of bowing parameters in bowed-string instrument performance.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 126, no 5, 2695-2708 p.
bowed string, violin performance, measurement, bowing gestures, motion capture
Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-9824DOI: 10.1121/1.3227640ISI: 000271507000064ScopusID: 2-s2.0-70449357433OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-9824DiVA: diva2:133376
QC 20100714. Uppdaterad från submitted till published (20100714).2009-01-092009-01-092010-07-14Bibliographically approved