2009 Student Research Conference:
22nd Annual Student Research Conference

Exposure Influences Expressive Timing Judgments in Music: A Proposed Procedural Modification
Michael J. Harrer♦
Dr. Jay Bulen, Faculty Mentor

Honing and Ladinig (2008) found that frequent listening to a certain musical genre allows listeners, with and without formal musical training, to implicitly learn timing patterns characteristic of a style, and to use this knowledge to discriminate between real and tempo-transformed recordings. Based on this, they contend that expressive timing judgments are not so much influenced by expertise levels, but by simple exposure to a certain musical idiom. However, stimuli for jazz examples featured very recognizable changes in instrumentation that could easily confound differences between expertise and exposure. An experimental procedure is described that will avoid this problem and may yield new information on the relationship between musical expertise and exposure.

Keywords: music exposure, music expertise, music cognition, timing


Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 12-2
Location: OP 2111
Time: 8:30

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