Playing “Air Instruments”: Mimicry of Sound-Producing Gestures by Novices and Experts

  • Rolf Inge Godøy
  • Egil Haga
  • Alexander Refsum Jensenius
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3881)

Abstract

Both musicians and non-musicians can often be seen making sound-producing gestures in the air without touching any real instruments. Such “air playing” can be regarded as an expression of how people perceive and imagine music, and studying the relationships between these gestures and sound might contribute to our knowledge of how gestures help structure our experience of music.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rolf Inge Godøy
    • 1
  • Egil Haga
    • 1
  • Alexander Refsum Jensenius
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MusicologyUniversity of OsloBlindern, OsloNorway

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