Inter-parametric analogy and the perception of similarity in music

Zohar Eitan, Roni Granot

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Music theorists (Berry, Rink) and psychologists (Clarke, Todd) have described musical processes as bipolar changes in “intensity”(intensifications or abatements), analogously expressed by different musical parameters. This notion implies that musical gestures whose contours of intensity change are analogous may be perceived as similar, even when these changes are expressed by different parameters. Relevant studies notwithstanding (eg, by Clynes), the validity of this hypothesis has yet to be studied systematically.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th triennial conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)
Subtitle of host publicationHanover University of Music and Drama, September 8-13, 2003
EditorsReinhard Kopiez, Andreas C. Lehmann, Irving Wolther, Christian Wolf
Place of PublicationHanover
PublisherHanover Univ. of Music and Drama
StatePublished - 2003


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