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Music Perception. 2018; 353295–314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2018.35.3.295
Published: 01 February 2018
...Claire Arthur A perceptual study investigated the ability of scale degrees to evoke qualia, and the impact of harmonic context in shaping a scale degree’s qualia. In addition, the following questions were addressed: What role does music training have in shaping qualia? Are listeners consistent in...
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Music Perception. 2019; 363273–288 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2019.36.3.273
Published: 01 February 2019
... pentatonicized at cadence points by dropping scale degree seven, and suggested that this might be true with folk songs in general. To test this, we employed both experimental and corpus-based paradigms. The experimental approach attempted to simulate oral transmission in a compressed timeframe by involving...
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Music Perception. 2017; 344405–423 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2017.34.4.405
Published: 01 April 2017
... overall performance shows a significant improvement using a melodic-harmonic model. When individual scale degrees are examined, the major diatonic scale degrees are shown to have unique probability distributions for each of their most common harmonic settings. That is, the results suggest a robust effect...
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Music Perception. 2009; 263211–221 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2009.26.3.211
Published: 01 February 2009
... (the third scale degree) over leading tones (the seventh scale degree) presented in melodic contexts. Experiment 1 used a timbre discrimination task and Experiment 2 an intonation task. Facilitated processing was observed for the more tonally stable mediants over the less stable leading tones, thus...
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Music Perception. 2018; 354475–501 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2018.35.4.475
Published: 01 April 2018
... ratios. We argue that this idea is fundamentally incorrect and present convergent evidence against it. There is no internally consistent “Just” scale: a 6th scale degree that is 5:3 above the 1st is not a perfect 5th (3:2) above the 2nd (9:8). Pythagorean tuning solves this problem, but creates another...
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Music Perception. 2018; 355573–578 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2018.35.5.573
Published: 01 June 2018
... second possibility is that it takes time to establish the precise pitch perception necessary for assigning each syllable a musical scale degree. Here we tested these hypotheses by asking participants to rate the musicality of spoken phrases and complex tones with matching pitch contours after each of...
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Music Perception. 2018; 362135–155 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2018.36.2.135
Published: 01 December 2018
... quasirandom order over a five-octave range. In the RP test, ascending musical intervals from 1 to 11 semitones were presented in four different keys. Participants wrote down note names in the AP test and scale-degree names or musical interval names in the RP test. The conservatory-level Japanese students...
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Music Perception. 2017; 343352–365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2017.34.3.352
Published: 01 February 2017
... mode that differed from the context by one scale degree. Melodies were constructed using four pairs of modes with the same tonic: Lydian/Ionian, Ionian/Mixolydian, Dorian/Aeolian, and Aeolian/Phrygian. Participants rated how well the ending “fit” the context. Two questions were of interest: (1) Do...
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Music Perception. 2017; 345531–540 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2017.34.5.531
Published: 01 June 2017
... pieces and 596 minor-key pieces in the Yale-Classical Archives Corpus, we found that scale-degree distributions differ significantly from one key to another, and further analysis revealed that pieces keys with signatures having relatively more accidentals exhibit significantly more chromaticism than keys...
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Music Perception. 2013; 303237–257 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2012.30.3.237
Published: 01 February 2013
...) with a constant tonic of C; all pairs of modes were used. The results suggest that modes imply increasing happiness as scale-degrees are raised, with the exception of Lydian, which is less happy than Ionian. Overall, the results are best explained by familiarity: Ionian (major mode), the most common...
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Music Perception. 2014; 32185–99 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2014.32.1.85
Published: 01 September 2014
... model , the interval probability is a simple mathematical function of the size of the note’s melodic interval and its position in relation to the range of the melody. In both models, this interval probability is then multiplied by the probability of the note’s scale degree to yield its actual...
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Music Perception. 1989; 7275–108 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/40285453
Published: 01 December 1989
... partials imparts richness to tambūrā tones and underlies the use of different drone tunings for different rags. Specific notes of rāg scales are selectively and dynamically enhanced by different drone tunings. Based on coincident features of spectral and musical scale degrees, we computed an index of...
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Music Perception. 1997; 1511–29 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/40285737
Published: 01 October 1997
... diatonic sets. Further, it is suggested that the probability of a specific key interpretation by a listener may depend on the scale-degree functions of the tones. [Footnotes] 3 Longuet-Higgins and Steedman (1971) Riemann's Grosse Kompositionslehre (1902, p. 479). 4 Butler (1992a). 7...
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Music Perception. 2015; 324364–393 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2015.32.4.364
Published: 01 April 2015
... predict the key dynamically of music as it plays (Krumhansl, 1990; Toiviainen & Krumhansl, 2003). However, Temperley (1999) has noted that key-finding performance is improved if the probe tone profile is adjusted so as to increase the weights of the fourth and seventh scale degrees. Furthermore, there is...
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Music Perception. 2017; 345541–556 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2017.34.5.541
Published: 01 June 2017
...; Tillmann, Bharucha, & Bigand, 2000). Third, the pitch class distribution observed in the piece is com- pared with those distributions usually observed in tonal repertoires, which would be stored in memory as rela- tive (i.e., in scale degree terms) and schematic entities, the above mentioned key profiles...
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Music Perception. 2020; 374298–322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2020.37.4.298
Published: 11 March 2020
..., major-minor seventh chords, and minor seventh chords when preceded and followed by a major triad on the same scale. The results showed that chords belonging to the key context created less tension than did nondiatonic chords. Diatonic chords falling on the first, fourth, and fifth scale degrees created...
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Music Perception. 2020; 374278–297 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2020.37.4.278
Published: 11 March 2020
... produced comparable results to non-transformed values. We specified Helmert contrasts for metric location, number of streams, and instrumentation, and pairwise contrasts for group, using the emmeans package ( Lenth, Singmann, Love, Buerkner, & Herve, 2020 ) and scaled coefficients. Confidence...
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Music Perception. 2020; 374263–277 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2020.37.4.263
Published: 11 March 2020
... consisted of four instruments (kick drum, snare drum, hi-hat, and bass synthesizer) arranged in a 4/4 duple meter consisting of whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes and were presented in a loop. The bass synthesizer played the first four notes of a C minor scale in ascending direction ( Figure 1...
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Music Perception. 2012; 302147–159 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2012.30.2.147
Published: 01 December 2012
... prefer particular tuning sys- tems, such as equal-tempered, just, or Pythagorean tun- ing, which prescribe slightly different intervallic ratios between scale degrees. As a by-product, these types of studies also provide information about the range of ac- ceptable tuning of an interval, which can depend...
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Music Perception. 2012; 302117–128 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2012.30.2.117
Published: 01 December 2012
... experimental trial, the par- ticipant s task was to compare two dyads and rate di- rectly their degree of dissimilarity on a continuous scale ranging from very close to very distant. Ratings were made with a computer mouse controlling a cursor on a slider on the computer screen. The pair could be played as...