Timing variations in music performance: Musical communication, perceptual compensation, and/or motor control?

Penel, A., Drake, C. (May 2004) Timing variations in music performance: Musical communication, perceptual compensation, and/or motor control? Perception & Psychophysics, 66 (4). pp. 545-562. ISSN 0031-5117

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DOI: 10.3758/BF03194900

Abstract

A perceptual performance paradigm was designed to disentangle the timing variations in music performance that are due to perceptual compensation, motor control, and musical communication. First, pianists perceptually adjusted the interonset intervals of three excerpts so that they sounded regular. These adjustments deviated systematically from regularity, highlighting two sources of perceptual biases in time perception: rhythmic grouping and a psychoacoustic intensity effect. Then the participants performed the excerpts on the piano in the same regular way. The intensity effect disappeared, and some variations due to motor constraints were observed in relation to rhythmic groups. Finally, the participants performed the excerpts musically. Variations due to musical communication involved additional group-final lengthening that reflected the hierarchical grouping structure of the excerpts. These results underline the nuclear role of grouping in musical time perception and production.

Item Type: Paper
Additional Information: I
Uncontrolled Keywords: TONE SEQUENCES tone sequences EXPRESSION INTENSITY intensity PIANISTS pianists DURATION PATTERNS ACCENTS RHYTHM rhythm MODEL model PITCH pitch
Subjects: organism description > animal behavior > auditory
Depositing User: CSHL Librarian
Date: May 2004
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 17:46
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2012 17:46
URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/22460

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