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Re: Short rhythm patterns for imitation task
You could try following the method of Povel and Essens (1985) which has
been well-tested and formalised into a model of rhythmic complexity by
Shmulevich and Povel (2000). For example, Grahn and Brett (2007) use this
approach to generate a set of rhythmic patterns varying in perceptual
complexity for use in a neuroimaging study; see Table 1, which shows the
rhythmic sequences containing 5-7 intervals at three levels of complexity
(metric simple, metric complex and non-metric).
Strictly speaking, though, this is metrical complexity which may not be
the kind of rhythmic complexity you are after.
Grahn, J. A. and Brett, M. (2007). Rhythm and beat perception in motor
areas of the brain. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19(5), 893-906.
Povel, D. J., & Essens, P. J. (1985). Perception of temporal patterns.
Music Perception, 2, 411–440.
Shmulevich, I. and Povel, D. J. (2000). Measures of Temporal Pattern
Complexity. Journal of New Music Research, 29(1), 61-69.
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On Thu, 21 May 2009, Aniruddh Patel wrote:
Can anyone suggest a set of short rhythm patterns of varying
complexity for use in a rhythm imitation task with children?
Ideally the patterns would be about 4-7 elements long
and at 2 or 3 levels of rhythmic complexity. They would
hear one pattern at a time and imitate it by tapping
with a drum stick.
If anyone knows of suitable stimuli, especially
batteries that have some published data associated with them,
I would be most grateful.
Aniruddh D. Patel, Ph.D.
Esther J. Burnham Senior Fellow
The Neurosciences Institute
10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive
San Diego, CA 92121