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ERIC Number: EJ934756
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0190-4922
Perceived Articulation Uniformity between Trumpet and Violin Performances
Cooper, Shelly C.; Hamann, Donald L.
Contributions to Music Education, v37 n2 p29-44 2010
Directors strive for a unified sound throughout their wind and orchestra ensembles. Articulation affects sound uniformity among winds and strings. This baseline study examined whether a trumpet player could better match a violin player's articulation, as perceived by participants listening to a recording of two performances, when: (a) performing the musical example with identical symbol indications as the violinist or (b) directed to listen to the violinist's musical performance and then match the articulation. For detache, spiccato, loure, and to some extent the slur and martele the trumpeter's modified syllable had a marked effect on the participants' choice of the best match. Consistent articulations among and between ensemble sections enhance sound uniformity. However, the musical score may not be the final conveyance needed to achieve uniformity. Individuals need to be aware of the musical score's limitations in terms of articulation uniformity and have the knowledge to address this issue.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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