On Thu, 23 Sep 2010, reinifrosch@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Old guys with undamaged hair cells have the advantage that they can fully
enjoy classical tonal music with its change from dissonant to consonant
chords and back. According to the Helmholtz consonance theory that
change is due to the presence or absence of beats generated by pairs of
partial tones of almost equal frequencies. These partials tend to be
soft, and their frequencies tend to be high.
Do you know the answer to the opposite: why is rock music more enjoyable
loud? I think that it would be important to understand.
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