How musicians communicate Emotion [parts 1&2]


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(Part 1) It's all in the timing: How musicians communicate emotion
"It's all in the Timing" is a 2-part video with best-selling author and McGill Psychology Professor Daniel J. Levitin. His latest research study looks at how...


http://www.frontiersin.org/videos/%28Part_1%29_It_s_all_in_the_timing_How_musicians_communicate_emotion/1912/autoplay

#2

Except rock musicians. They do it by playing even louder.


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Gordon, thanks for posting this. A friend who teaches singing sometimes uses a computer to play back MIDI files to accompany beginners. The playbacks have NO rubato at all, and it is amazing how completely non-musical a tune sounds when played in absolutely strict tempo. It is when I heard that, years ago, that I began to realize what Prof. Levitin points out.



At the other end of things, of course, random tempo variations can also ruin a performance.


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(Part 2) It's all in the timing:

http://www.frontiersin.org/video/%28Part_2%29_It_s_all_in_the_timing_How_musicians_communicate_emotion/1913