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Music Perception (2019) 36 (4): 335–352.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Jan-Peter Herbst R esearch on rock harmony accords with common practice in guitar playing in that power chords (fifth interval) with an indeterminate chord quality as well as major chords are preferred to more complex chords when played with a distorted tone. This study explored the interrelated...
Music Perception (2018) 35 (3): 315–331.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Paula Virtala; Minna Huotilainen; Esa Lilja; Juha Ojala; Mari Tervaniemi Guitar distortion used in rock music modifies a chord so that new frequencies appear in its harmonic structure. A distorted dyad (power chord) has a special role in heavy metal music due to its harmonics that create a major...