Once again: The perception of piano touch and tone: Can touch audibly change piano sound independently of intensity?
2004 (English)In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Musical Acoustics, March 31st to April 3rd 2004 (ISMA2004), Nara, Japan, Nara, Japan: The Acoustical Society of Japan, CD-ROM , 2004, 332-335 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This study addresses the old question of whether the timbreof isolated piano tones can be audibly varied independentlyof their hammer velocities—only through thetype of touch. A large amount of single piano tones wereplayed with two prototypical types of touch: depressingthe keys with the finger initially resting on the key surface(pressed), and hitting the keys from a certain distanceabove (struck). Musicians were asked to identify the typeof touch of the recorded samples, in a first block with allattack noises before the tone onsets included, in a secondblock without them. Half of the listeners could correctlyidentify significantly more tones than chance in the firstblock (up to 86% accuracy), but no one in block 2. Thosewho heard no difference tended to give struck ratings forlouder tones in both blocks.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nara, Japan: The Acoustical Society of Japan, CD-ROM , 2004. 332-335 p.
Computer Science Human Computer Interaction Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics Interaction Technologies Music Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-51792ISBN: 4-9980602-3-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-51792DiVA: diva2:465087
the International Symposium on Musical Acoustics - ISMA'04
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