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Real-time sound and motion feedback for violin bow technique learning: a controlled, randomized trial

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dc.contributor.author Blanco, Angel David
dc.contributor.author Tassani, Simone
dc.contributor.author Ramírez, Rafael,1966-
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-22T06:25:50Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-22T06:25:50Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Blanco AD, Tassani S, Ramirez R. Real-time sound and motion feedback for violin bow technique learning: a controlled, randomized trial. Front Psychol; 2021 Apr 26;12:648479. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.648479
dc.identifier.issn 1664-1078
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/48757
dc.description.abstract The production of good sound generation in the violin is a complex task that requires coordination and spatiotemporal control of bowing gestures. The use of motion-capture technologies to improve performance or reduce injury risks in the area of kinesiology is becoming widespread. The combination of motion accuracy and sound quality feedback has the potential of becoming an important aid in violin learning. In this study, we evaluate motion-capture and sound-quality analysis technologies developed inside the context of the TELMI, a technology-enhanced music learning project. We analyzed the sound and bow motion of 50 participants with no prior violin experience while learning to produce a stable sound in the violin. Participants were divided into two groups: the experimental group (N = 24) received real-time visual feedback both on kinematics and sound quality, while participants in the control group (N = 26) practiced without any type of external help. An additional third group of violin experts performed the same task for comparative purposes (N = 15). After the practice session, all groups were evaluated in a transfer phase without feedback. At the practice phase, the experimental group improved their bowing kinematics in comparison to the control group, but this was at the expense of impairing the sound quality of their performance. At the retention phase, the experimental group showed better results in sound quality, especially concerning control of sound dynamics. Besides, we found that the expert group improved the stability of their sound while using the technology. All in all, these results emphasize the importance of feedback technologies in learning complex tasks, such as musical instrument learning.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was partly sponsored by Fundación Memora, the Spanish TIN project TIMUL (TIN2013-48152-C2-2-R), and the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 688269 (TELMI project).
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Frontiers
dc.relation.ispartof Frontiers in Psychology; 2021 Apr 26;12.
dc.relation.isreferencedby https://zenodo.org/record/4554201#.YUs7dbgzbcs
dc.relation.isreferencedby https://zenodo.org/record/4553940#.YUs7zrgzbcs
dc.rights © 2021 Blanco, Tassani and Ramirez. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.title Real-time sound and motion feedback for violin bow technique learning: a controlled, randomized trial
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.648479
dc.subject.keyword Music
dc.subject.keyword Motor learning
dc.subject.keyword Feedback
dc.subject.keyword Violin
dc.subject.keyword Motion capture
dc.subject.keyword Kinematics
dc.subject.keyword e-learning
dc.subject.keyword Music learning
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/688269
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/1PE/TIN2013-48152-C2-2-R
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


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