The importance of the haptic feedback in musical practice - Can a pianist distinguish a Steinway through listening

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Multisensory interaction and integration are important capabilities of our brain and play significant role on the everyday event and object perception. Music playing and listening combine in most cases auditory and haptic perception. For example in live concerts whole body of the concert-goer is excited by airborne sound or seat vibrations. During music instrument use, the musician is exposed to many forms of vibration at his fingers, shoulder, or chin. Auditory haptic interaction is important to control the musical instrument and enjoy the music. New kind of digital musical instruments brings pioneering possibilities to give haptic feedback and improve the communication between the musician and the music instrument. This talk discusses the importance of the audiohaptic interaction in musical practice based on the recent investigations from the literature.


Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2016


Title45th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering: Towards a Quieter Future, INTER-NOISE 2016
Duration21 - 24 August 2016

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ORCID /0000-0002-0803-8818/work/142257064


ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Haptic, Music, Sound quality, Vibration induced effects