[Dixielandjazz] Rippling handclaps

Robert Smith robert.smith at mitransport.no
Mon Mar 28 10:49:45 PST 2005

Hello Fred

The rippling effect may well be due to the velocity of sound in air, that is about 333 metres/sec. If the audience member is 33.3 metres away then the sound of the band will take a tenth of a second to reach him or her and another tenth of a second for the band members to hear the handclap. On fast dixieland numbers (m.m.=180) this will sound as though the handclap has more than half a beat time lag.


Bob Smith

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