Re: Can Musicians practice with hearing protectors? (Harvey Holmes )

Subject: Re: Can Musicians practice with hearing protectors?
From:    Harvey Holmes  <H.Holmes(at)UNSW.EDU.AU>
Date:    Sat, 14 Sep 2002 00:25:20 +1000

--=======4FF34486======= Content-Type: text/plain; x-avg-checked=avg-ok-37A679C2; charset=iso-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Dear list, I think this latest comment does a disservice to classical organists, who=20 often have to synchronize with major professional orchestras, choirs and=20 soloists in very demanding classical sacred music, organ symphonies etc.,=20 such as mass settings by composers such as Mozart, Haydn, Verdi and=20 Bruckner. The demands of this music on precision are at least comparable=20 to those of jazz, but are routinely satisfied by organists who are trained= =20 to handle this latency problem. Harvey Holmes At 23:57 13/09/2002, you wrote: >It is true that church organ musicians routinely work with long latencies. >However, few church organists work in jazz fusion bands where precise= timing >is much more crucial. The several hundred millisecond delays, while >tolerable for the church organist and an individual singing the national >anthem at stadium events, would have disastrous musical consequences in >contemporary jazz settings. > >Andy > >-----Original Message----- >From: AUDITORY Research in Auditory Perception >[mailto:AUDITORY(at)LISTS.MCGILL.CA] On Behalf Of Mikael Fernstr=F6m >Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 6:06 AM >To: AUDITORY(at)LISTS.MCGILL.CA >Subject: Re: Can Musicians practice with hearing protectors? > >About the issue of MIDI versus "real" instruments and latency: >I think that musicians are extremely flexible people ;-) For example, a >piano player that learns to play church organ. Suddenly you can have >latencies up to several hundred milliseconds, primarily due to the >mechanism, secondarily due to the speed of sound if the pipes are far away >from the console. And still, excellent music can be made. >/Mikael --=======4FF34486=======--

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