Re: Intuitive EA Proformance Practice Research

Subject: Re: Intuitive EA Proformance Practice Research
From: Rick (
Date: Thu Oct 13 2005 - 15:39:12 EDT

I've thought that too, but I'm not really sure. I'm not a pianist.
I've been told that you learn to "throw the hammers" The time window
may be wider, but at least the interface is consistant and not
arbitrary. The physical action is directly relative to the result. But
yes, you're right. The sound doesn't change the action of the
instrument. So... umm yeah.

pianists please reply?


On 10/13/05, lawrence casserley <> wrote:
> But this is not really true with the piano, for example; whatever
> feedback there is comes from the mechanical behaviour of the keys. Yes,
> of course, performers learn to associate that with the sonic result,
> but there is no direct mechanical feedback from the sound itself.
> Best
> L
> On 13 Oct, 2005, at 18:33, Rick wrote:
> > These things change whenever a different part, and therefore a
> > different sound, of the instrument is needed. That change is
> > consistant throughout the time the instrument is practiced with. It's
> > hard for me to believe that it's possible to do that without realtime
> > physical feedback tying the body to the ears. That's a helluva lot of
> > neural real estate being chucked out the window.
> >
> Lawrence Casserley -
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Rick Nance
De Montfort University
Leicester, UK

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