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The impact of the bass drum on human dance movement

Edith Van Dyck UGent, Dirk Moelants UGent, Michiel Demey, Alexander Deweppe, Pieter Coussement UGent and Marc Leman UGent (2013) MUSIC PERCEPTION. 30(4). p.349-359
abstract
The present study aims to gain better insight into the connection between music and dance by examining the dynamic effects of the bass drum on a dancing audience in a club-like environment. One hundred adult participants moved freely in groups of five to a musical sequence that comprised six songs. Each song consisted of one section that was repeated three times, each time with a different sound pressure level of the bass drum. Hip and head movements were recorded using motion capture and motion sensing. The study demonstrates that people modify their bodily behavior according to the dynamic level of the bass drum when moving to contemporary dance music in a social context. Participants moved more actively and displayed a higher degree of tempo entrainment as the sound pressure level of the bass drum increased. These results indicate that the prominence of the bass drum in contemporary dance music serves not merely as a stylistic element; indeed, it has a strong influence on dancing itself.
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SENSORIMOTOR SYNCHRONIZATION, VESTIBULAR SYSTEM, RHYTHMIC MOVEMENT, MUSIC, BRAIN, ENTRAINMENT, PERCEPTION, EVOLUTION, SEQUENCES, HEARING, dance, bass drum, activity count, entrainment, joint action, IPEMexpressive
journal title
MUSIC PERCEPTION
volume
30
issue
4
pages
349 - 359
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000320568800001
JCR category
PSYCHOLOGY, EXPERIMENTAL
JCR impact factor
1.75 (2013)
JCR rank
43/83 (2013)
JCR quartile
3 (2013)
ISSN
0730-7829
DOI
10.1525/mp.2013.30.4.34
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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3192372
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3192372
date created
2013-04-12 11:11:05
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:38:15
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  author       = {Van Dyck, Edith and Moelants, Dirk and Demey, Michiel and Deweppe, Alexander and Coussement, Pieter and Leman, Marc},
  issn         = {0730-7829},
  journal      = {MUSIC PERCEPTION},
  keyword      = {SENSORIMOTOR SYNCHRONIZATION,VESTIBULAR SYSTEM,RHYTHMIC MOVEMENT,MUSIC,BRAIN,ENTRAINMENT,PERCEPTION,EVOLUTION,SEQUENCES,HEARING,dance,bass drum,activity count,entrainment,joint action,IPEMexpressive},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {349--359},
  title        = {The impact of the bass drum on human dance movement},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/mp.2013.30.4.34},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Van Dyck, Edith, Dirk Moelants, Michiel Demey, Alexander Deweppe, Pieter Coussement, and Marc Leman. 2013. “The Impact of the Bass Drum on Human Dance Movement.” Music Perception 30 (4): 349–359.
APA
Van Dyck, E., Moelants, D., Demey, M., Deweppe, A., Coussement, P., & Leman, M. (2013). The impact of the bass drum on human dance movement. MUSIC PERCEPTION, 30(4), 349–359.
Vancouver
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Van Dyck E, Moelants D, Demey M, Deweppe A, Coussement P, Leman M. The impact of the bass drum on human dance movement. MUSIC PERCEPTION. 2013;30(4):349–59.
MLA
Van Dyck, Edith, Dirk Moelants, Michiel Demey, et al. “The Impact of the Bass Drum on Human Dance Movement.” MUSIC PERCEPTION 30.4 (2013): 349–359. Print.