Defining Tap Movements
- Toe Tap
- Toe Scrape
- Tip Toe
- Heel Drop
- Heel Dig
What will I need to differentiate between these?
How will I handle the cut off? Just like a cymbal, a tap rings out if it is left in the air after a hit. If the hit is followed by placing the tap on the floor soon after (i.e. flaps) the ring has a quick decay.
Tap Usage Test: Explanation
I inked the bottom of my shoes and performed common tap dance steps to see where my shoes were making contact with the floor. Each step provided a different usage pattern.
*Shoe was on right foot
Tap Usage Test: Take-Aways
- I barely dance on the inside of my foot (surprising!), so this could be good spot to let cables exit the tap
- The edges of the taps and the center closest to the ball of the foot are most important
- Tapping with only one shoe provides alternate rhythms that are syncopated and cool, so it would be great to have the ability to mute one shoe or the other
- Steps that sound lighter also used less area of the tap, giving me hope that mapping amount of sensors tripped to volume/amplitude could be a good interaction