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Title: Subtleties of inflection and musical noesis
Author: Yamaguchi Gualda Dantas , Fernando Augusto Marinho de França
ISNI:       0000 0004 2745 2170
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2012
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Assessment of music performance, be it unconscious or intentional, is inherent to the musical experience and serves professional, pedagogical, and artistic purposes. This thesis focuses on advancing current understanding about the processes that underlie aural assessment of music performance. Issues regarding the origin, nature, ubiquity, validity, and inexorability of aural assessment are discussed. Expert musicians' personal approaches to aural assessment of music performance are surveyed and categorised. The cognitive approach comprises the Niobe Experiment, which included a listening task designed to collect listeners' comments, marks, and selections of preferred samples, within an ecological setting. The computational approach is a set of feature vectors estimated from audio samples of recordings of Niobe's theme. Frequencies of comments and marks were combined with feature vectors to produce the Augmented Aural Assessment paradigm, which is shown to be more consistent in identifying samples by the same 'performers than either the computational or the cognitive approaches.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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