Thursday, December 08, 2005

Is there a perception based alternative to kinematic models of tempo rubato?
By Henkjan Honing

A theory commonly accepted says that kinematic models have no effect. Kinematic models are made up of three parts.
Number of events
Overall rhythmic structure of the piece
Overall tempo of the piece

A huge part of kinematic structure is the final ritard. Fridberg and Fridberg, scholars who studied final ritard in depth, found that the final ritard induces inner human movement. Also found a mathematical equation known as the Runner's Declaration.

Note density also plays a role in kinematic structure. The question taht note density raises is whether the rhythm is synchopated, or the tempo is indeed slowing.

Rhythmic structure- quantizers take time patterns after the tempo of teh piece is presented, and predicts the percieved duration of the slowing tempo. The best/most useful quantizers are symbolic, connectionist, and traditional. It's been assumed that a musician intuitively follows the rhythmic structure.

The global tempo is the overall speed at which an expressive performance. The overall tempo of the piece constrains expressive freedom.

In conclusion, this study finds that the closest mathematical resemblance to a final ritard is a square root function, or in lamen's terms, the higher the tempo, the more of a chance of a grandeur final ritard.

5 Comments:

Blogger Anna said...

Your topic was very interesting. I was slight confused during some scientific portions in the beginning and mid section were slightly confusing but the end made sense. The title of the article is slightly confusing to me, considering the material.

Friday, December 09, 2005 3:46:00 PM  
Blogger violinbrunetka said...

Good wording on your presentation. I enjoyed your presentation, but I think you could be a little more enthusiastic.

Friday, December 09, 2005 9:30:00 PM  
Blogger TheloniusFunk said...

Nice and concise, but maybe a little too concise. I'd elaborate more.

Friday, December 09, 2005 10:33:00 PM  
Blogger mavoix said...

I felt that many of the words could have been explained more clearly, because many of them were the salient focuses of your article. Such words and phrases as kenematic, note density and quantizers are good examples.

Friday, December 09, 2005 11:25:00 PM  
Blogger hollywoodhottie said...

Although good, this seemed a little short...any way you could expand upon it?

Saturday, December 10, 2005 4:26:00 PM  

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