Relationship between KANSEI and bowing parameters in the scale playing on the violin

Koji Shibuya*, Takaharu Koyama, Shigeki Sugano

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The goal of this paper is to clarify the relationship between timbre words that are KANSEI data, bowing parameters that are motion parameters and tempo in the 'A' major scale playing on the violin. Sensory tests about the scale sounds were performed. Each single sound used in the scale were produced by a bowing machine separately under some bowing parameter sets. Some 'A' major scales were combined in a personal computer by using that sounds. The experimental data were analyzed by factor analysis and multidimensional scaling (MSD). From the analysis of the data, the relationship between timbre words, bowing parameters and tempo were derived.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)IV-305 - IV-310
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event1999 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics 'Human Communication and Cybernetics' - Tokyo, Jpn
Duration: 1999 Oct 121999 Oct 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture


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