Timing deviations in jazz performance: The relationships of selected musical variables on horizontal and vertical timing relations: A case study

  title={Timing deviations in jazz performance: The relationships of selected musical variables on horizontal and vertical timing relations: A case study},
  author={Brian C Wesolowski},
  journal={Psychology of Music},
  pages={75 - 94}
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects and relationships of selected musical variables on the horizontal (i.e., successive eighth note timing relationships) and vertical (i.e., the degree of ensemble synchronicity between separate parts) timing properties of jazz rhythm. A total of 949 eighth note samples from five improvised solos by saxophonist Chris Potter were analysed. Musical variables included metrical beat placement, melodic character, intervals, articulation, underlying… 

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