[Dixielandjazz] Rippling handclaps
philor at webone.com.au
Mon Mar 28 16:28:42 PST 2005
When Bob wrote
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.
He was being too kind to the majority of audiences; the couldn't keep time
if they had an atomic clock insert and sat in the middle of the band.
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