Hear You Later Alligator: How delayed auditory feedback affects non-musically trained people’s strumming

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Many musical instruments exhibit an inherent latency or delayed auditory feedback (DAF) between actuator activation and the occurrence of sound. We investigated how DAF (73ms and 250ms) affects musically trained (MT) and non-musically trained (NMT) people’s ability to synchronize the audible strum of an actuated guitar to a metronome at 60bpm and 120bpm. The long DAF matched a subdivision of the overall tempo. We compared their performance using two different input devices with feedback before or on activation. While 250ms DAF hardly affected musically trained participants, non-musically trained participants’ performance declined substantially both in mean synchronization error and its spread. Neither tempo nor input devices affected performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the international conference on new interfaces for musical expression, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017
PublisherNIME
Publication date2017
Pages456-459
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventNew Interfaces for Musical Expression 2017 - AAU Sydhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 14 May 201718 May 2017
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ConferenceNew Interfaces for Musical Expression 2017
LocationAAU Sydhavn
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period14/05/201718/05/2017
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SeriesNIME Proceedings
Volume2017
ISSN2220-4806

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Larsen, J. V., & Knoche, H. (2017). Hear You Later Alligator: How delayed auditory feedback affects non-musically trained people’s strumming. In Proceedings of the international conference on new interfaces for musical expression, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017 (pp. 456-459). NIME. NIME Proceedings, Vol.. 2017
Larsen, Jeppe Veirum ; Knoche, Hendrik. / Hear You Later Alligator : How delayed auditory feedback affects non-musically trained people’s strumming. Proceedings of the international conference on new interfaces for musical expression, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017. NIME, 2017. pp. 456-459 (NIME Proceedings, Vol. 2017).
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Larsen, JV & Knoche, H 2017, Hear You Later Alligator: How delayed auditory feedback affects non-musically trained people’s strumming. in Proceedings of the international conference on new interfaces for musical expression, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017. NIME, NIME Proceedings, vol. 2017, pp. 456-459, New Interfaces for Musical Expression 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark, 14/05/2017.

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Proceedings of the international conference on new interfaces for musical expression, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017. NIME, 2017. p. 456-459 (NIME Proceedings, Vol. 2017).

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Larsen JV, Knoche H. Hear You Later Alligator: How delayed auditory feedback affects non-musically trained people’s strumming. In Proceedings of the international conference on new interfaces for musical expression, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017. NIME. 2017. p. 456-459. (NIME Proceedings, Vol. 2017).