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Introduction to motion, action and gesture

Introduction to this week's terminology track, focussing on actions which do not produce sound directly.
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This week’s terminology track focuses on actions that do not produce sound directly.

One example are sound-modifying actions, for example the feet of a pianist as she pushes the pedals on the piano. Another is the sound-accompanying movements one may find when moving to sound.

We may also talk about various types of communicative movements, such as between musicians, between a conductor and the musicians, or between musicians and audience members.

Finally, we may talk about gestures, movements or actions that are used to express some kind of meaning. More on all of this in the next video.

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