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Re: Five string bass

Roy Patterson wrote:

Ole Kühl wrote:

Possibly, musicians with their highly trained ears are simply capable of
hearing more than non-musicians?
It is unlikely that it is the ears that are trained. It is more likely to
be the brain, ....

That's right. But then, all ear training is in fact brain training. There is nothing in the ear proper than can improve upon training.

But to begin with we need to understand just what it is that trained
musicians can do with low notes that the rest of us can't.

It's timbre learning. Automatic association of timbre and chroma, the latter being derived from the summation of octave-spaced partials, results in a secure "secondary" pitch perception.

An analogy is chord identification. Highly trained musicians can identify
chord categories from the timbre of a chord.


Martin Braun
Neuroscience of Music
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