In this reply, I respond to Clynes's (1990) criticisms of my earlier work and raise a few questions about composers' pulses not addressed in his "guidelines." Although most of his criticisms are justified, they also reveal many unresolved methodological problems and a prominent role of subjective musical judgment in devising perceptual tests of composers' pulses. This makes the theory very difficult to test.

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