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Research Project: Perception of rhythmic similarity in flamenco music

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Perception of rhythmic similarity in flamenco music

  Research Project Information
Runtime: 03/01/2007 until 31/05/2020
Funding: Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT), Strategic Innovation Funding

In a series of listening tests, we investigate the perception of rhythmic and melodic similarity in flamenco music and analyze the influence of expertise (contrasting non-musicians, classically trained musicians et flamenco musicians). We also contrast melodic and rhythmic similarity judgments for synthetic sounds and recorded performances. Finally, we compare human judgments of similarity with musicological and mathematical distances.