I heard a radio program about 2 decades ago that claimed that Tchaikowski
repeated his performances so accurately that differences could only
be measured using the master recordings. Sorry, no ref.
-Dick Gordon, U.Manitoba[Nov9,94]
On Tue, 8 Nov 1994, robin walker wrote:
> As part of an investigation into how the brain records patterns of stimulii
> and responses, it would help to know how accurately the brain can resolve
> temporal events.
>> To give examples:-
>> 1. If an experienced musician hears a piece of music, how closely can he/she
> follow the tempo of the piece when performing it some short time after
> first hearing it.
>> Two measures are of interest, a) the temporal error between any two points in
> the piece and b) the cumulative error over the whole piece. Might there be
> intermediate errors that are greater than the cumulative error or does
> the cumulative error generally increase over the duration of the piece?
>> 2. If an experienced musician performs a piece of music with which he/she is
> familiar twice in succession how closely is the the tempo maintained
> between the two performances using the two measures above.
>> I would be very grateful if anyone could give some pointers to published
> research on this subject or who can otherwise shed some light on the matter.
> Robin Walker