Cognitive Foundations of Musical Pitch
Oxford University Press, USA, Mar 15, 1990 - Music - 320 pages
This book addresses the central problem of music cognition: how listeners' responses move beyond mere registration of auditory events to include the organization, interpretation, and remembrance of these events in terms of their function in a musical context of pitch and rhythm. Equally important, the work offers an analysis of the relationship between the psychological organization of music and its internal structure. Combining over a decade of original research on music cognition with an overview of the available literature, the work will be of interest to cognitive and physiological psychologists, psychobiologists, musicians, music researchers, and music educators. The author provides the necessary background in experimental methodology and music theory so that no specialized knowledge is required for following her major arguments.
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OBJECTIVES AND METHODS
QUANTIFYING TONAL HIERARCHIES
MUSICAL CORRELATES OF PERCEIVED
A KEYFINDING ALGORITHM BASED
PERCEIVED RELATIONS BETWEEN MUSICAL TONES
QUANTIFYING HARMONIC HIERARCHIES
PERCEIVED HARMONIC RELATIONS
algorithm analysis average Bharucha chapter chord ratings chord type chroma circle chromatic scale circle of fifths closely related keys cognitive compositions configuration consistent context key correct key correlations corresponding described diatonic scale diatonic triads dimensions distribution of tones effects elements excerpts Figure fugue subject functions G major harmonic hierarchies intended key intervals key context key distance key-finding Krumhansl & Kessler listeners major and minor major chord major contexts major key major key profile measures melodic memory minor keys minor scale modulation multidimensional scaling nondiatonic chord octatonic scale octave pairs of tones parallel major pattern perceived perceptual pitch height preludes presented principles probe tone ratings properties psychological rating profiles relative representation scale degree scale tones shows similar sounded spatial stable statistical studies suggest Table target chord tion tonal consonance tonal context tonal hierarchies tonal music tonal-harmonic music tone durations tonic triad values variables vector