This article reports a study of the musical appreciation of carillons consisting of computer-synthesized major-third bells, minor-third bells, and "neutral-third" bells. Paired comparison judgments of melodies played on these instruments were obtained from a group of carillon majors, a group of other music students from a local conservatory, and a group of nonmusicians. The results provide evidence that each group of subjects can hear the difference between the three computerized instruments, but each group evaluates these perceptual differences in a different way.
Research Article| April 01 1987
II. A Perceptual Evaluation
Music Perception (1987) 4 (3): 255–266.
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Adrianus J. M. Houtsma, Henricus J. G. M. Tholen; II. A Perceptual Evaluation. Music Perception 1 April 1987; 4 (3): 255–266. doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/40285369
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