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Re: Psychoacoustics and music: Intro refs?

Athanassios Protopapas wrote:
> Dear list,
> A student of mine asked about the psychoacoustics of music, a topic on
> which I know next to nothing.  I saw a recent collection at the MIT Press
> catalog edited by Perry Cook titled "Music, Cognition, and Computerized
> Sound: An Introduction to Psychoacoustics".  Is it as perfect a match as
> it sounds?
> Are there any other recommendations?  For a more general introduction I
> was planning to lend her my copies of Handel and of Moore's edited volume.
> Any other/better ideas?  Is there something more like a textbook or gentle
> introduction to the concepts of psychoacoustics and their application to
> music that fares well with students from nontechnical backgrounds?
> Thank you in advance for your help.
> Thanassi Protopapas
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I have not read Perry's book (I would like to), but I expect it is
excellent. Perry is a solid guy.

Get Bill Hartmann's book, from AIP press.

,author={Hartmann, William M.}
,title={Signals, Sound, and Sensation}
,publisher={AIP Press}
,address={American Institute of Physics, Woodbury, NY}

He is into music, and a lot of other things as well. And he
understands Psychophysics.

Jont B. Allen
AT&T Labs-Research, Shannon Laboratory, E161
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973/360-8545voice, x7111fax, http://www.research.att.com/~jba