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ERIC Number: EJ834528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Experimenting with Consonance and Dissonance
LoPresto, Michael C.
Physics Education, v44 n2 p145-150 Mar 2009
Consonance and dissonance are subjective perceptions that are reactions of the human ear to whether or not musical intervals sound "pleasing." The physical causes of consonance and dissonance are not as well understood as other subjective properties of sound perceived by the ear such as pitch, loudness, and quality (timbre). What follows is an overview of some attempts to quantify these sensations, and a new study with results that can be compared to several "dissonance metrics". (Contains 1 footnote, 5 tables, and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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