The Perfect Cadance
"The first eight measures of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major (K. 622), second movement, were used. The excerpt (Figure 1) was chosen for its high expressive content and the fact that it is well known. All clarinetists performed on an A clarinet. All clarinetists were familiar with the excerpt before participating. An active motion capture system (NDI Optotrak Certus) measured the clarinetists’ movements at a 250 Hz sampling rate. Markers were placed on each fingernail tip of the clarinetists’ hands and on the clarinet: one marker on the barrel (below the mouthpiece), one centered just above the bell, and two on the bell. These markers provided information about the orientation of the clarinet. An AKG C414 B-XLS standing microphone, as well as a microphone integrated into the clarinet barrel, recorded the audio at 44.1 kHz."
~ An extract from a study about movement in musical performance - fascinating how much effort goes into all this research! Find the whole paper here: “Synchronization of motion and timing in clarinet performance”
An extract from a study about movement in musical performance - fascinating how much effort goes into all this research!
Find the whole paper here: “Synchronization of motion and timing in clarinet performance”
I’m writing a Music Psychology paper on “Movement through musical performance” - basically about how/why we do/don’t move about whilst performing.
Do you move a lot whilst performing? If so, why? Are you concious of these movements? Are you discouraged it?
Or are you the opposite: do you keep movement to a minimum, and are you fully aware of this?
From an audience point of view, is movement through performance a distraction, or simply an enhancement to the recital you are attending?
I would be forever grateful if you could take the time to perhaps share your views by writing me a Tumblr message. If possible, it would be really helpful to include the region of the world you come from, as well as your age, gender, and what instrument you play!
Thank you so much!
Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73: III. Rondo (Allegretto) - Carl Maria von Weber
Clarinet: Michael Collins
Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia
I’m nearly done learning this movement - it’s not mostly difficult, just has certain bits which need some more slow practice before I can get it up to speed! I like Mr Collins’ speed, however I probably won’t play it this fast. Still a brilliant recording!
Concerto for two clarinets in E-flat major, Op.91: III. Alla Polacca - Franz Krommer
Clarinet: Sabine Meyer
Clarinet: Julian Bliss
Orchestra: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Such a fun concerto! I love this movement!
Fantasiestücke Op. 73: I. Zart Und Mit Ausdruck - Robert Schumann
I always find it useful to record myself playing; it’s a good way to discover things that you might want to improve. Here’s me playing through the first movement of Schumann’s Fantasiestucke for Clarinet and Piano. I’m not too keen on my intonation, or the random bits of vibrato I put in! I’ll do more pieces in the coming weeks :)
So for my Music course at university I need to create a Facebook page advertising me as a musician! It would be AMAZING if you could all just click “like”!!! I’ve literally just created it, so there’s not much there for now! Don’t worry, I won’t spam or anything, but occasional posts might include me playing some pieces and stuff like that! I would eternally grateful if you could help me out!
CLICK »HERE« TO VIEW MY PAGE!
Alex Shaw, amusiclibrary
IF YOU HAVEN’T DONE SO ALREADY! :)