Quantitative Effects of Global Tempo on Expressive Timing in Music Performance : Some Perceptual Evidence *

@inproceedings{Repp2009QuantitativeEO,
  title={Quantitative Effects of Global Tempo on Expressive Timing in Music Performance : Some Perceptual Evidence *},
  author={Bruno H. Repp},
  year={2009}
}
This study examines the question of whether global tempo and expressive timing microstructure are independent in the aesthetic judgment of music performance. Measurements of tone interonset intervals in pianists' performances of pieces by Schumann ("Traumerei") and Debussy ("La fille aux cheveux de lin") at three different tempi show a tendency toward reduced (relative) expressive timing variation at both faster and slower tempi, relative to the pianist's original tempo. However, this could… CONTINUE READING

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