[Dixielandjazz] Rippling handclaps

LARRY'S Signs and Large Format Printing sign.guy at charter.net
Mon Mar 28 13:29:46 PST 2005

I played in the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City one time and they have
an echo that will kill you.  The drums were coming back about a half second
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Smith" <robert.smith at mitransport.no>
To: "Dixieland Jazz" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Monday, March 28, 2005 12:49 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Rippling handclaps

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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