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Music Perception (2017) 34 (5): 515–530.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Niels J. Verosky Scales from divergent musical cultures tend to have both intuitive structural similarities and one common functional property: within a given scale, each note takes on a unique shade of meaning in the context of the scale as a whole. It may be that certain structural traits...
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Music Perception (2017) 34 (3): 352–365.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Daphne Tan; David Temperley In a prior study (Temperley & Tan, 2013), participants rated the “happiness” of melodies in different diatonic modes. A strong pattern was found, with happiness decreasing as scale steps were lowered. We wondered: Does this pattern reflect the familiarity of diatonic...
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Music Perception (2013) 30 (3): 237–257.
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 mode in both...