How do saxophonists communicate through bodily behavior? A contribution to embodied performance pedagogies

Nádia Moura*, João Paulo Vilas-Boas, Sofia Serra

*Autor correspondente para este trabalho

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Resumo

Bodily movement is at the heart of high-quality performance and deserves proper attention in instrumental education curricula. This study presents an analysis of the bodily behavior of professional and university-level saxophone players (N = 20) conducted with the aim of developing pedagogical cues on embodied communication and expression during music performance. Participants performed five excerpts of the classical saxophone standard repertoire while motion capture, audio, and video data were recorded. A systematic observational procedure was carried out to analyze the relationship between movement and music, including gesture codification and score annotation of each of the 100 performance recordings, and further comparison between participants was made. Five gestural trends were extracted, related to expressive communication, pitch contour influence, rhythm and pulse influence, technique facilitation strategies, and full-body behaviors. Findings suggest saxophone players use gestures and postures as a resource for expressing significant musical locations, aiding perception of musical elements, and facilitating technical challenges. These insights contribute to the development of an embodied approach to instrumental teaching and learning, promoting body awareness, communicative and facilitative skills through movement education.
Idioma originalEnglish
Título da publicação do anfitriãoAdvances in design, music and arts II
EditoresDaniel Raposo, João Neves, Ricardo Silva, Luísa Correia Castilho, Rui Dias
EditoraSpringer Nature
Páginas655-673
Número de páginas19
Volume25
ISBN (eletrónico)9783031096594
ISBN (impresso)9783031096587
DOIs
Estado da publicaçãoAccepted/In press - 29 jun 2022
Evento8th International Meeting of Research in Music, Arts and Design - Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Castelo Branco
Duração: 7 jul 20229 jul 2022
Número de conferência: 8

Série de publicação

NomeSpringer Series in Design and Innovation
Volume25
ISSN (impresso)2661-8184
ISSN (eletrónico)2661-8192

Conferência

Conferência8th International Meeting of Research in Music, Arts and Design
Título abreviadoEIMAD
País/TerritórioPortugal
CidadeCastelo Branco
Período7/07/229/07/22

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