Auditory Dissonance: Kameoka & Kuriyagawa (Keith Mashinter )

Subject: Auditory Dissonance: Kameoka & Kuriyagawa
From:    Keith Mashinter  <kmashint(at)IO.ORG>
Date:    Tue, 30 Aug 1994 23:01:35 -0400

Hello, I am writing an undergraduate research paper on auditory dissonance, using Kameoka and Kuriyagawa's 1969 papers on Consonance Theory: Part I and II as a starting point. I have been trying to replicate their calculated results using the formulae they provide, but have had only limited success. In particular, I can duplicate the results of their calculations for tones comprised of harmonics with constant amplitudes, but when I varied the sound pressure levels of the partials, there were large descrepicies between my results and K&K's. If anyone else has attempted to repeat Kameoka and Kuriyagawa's calculations in their 1969 papers, I would greatly appreciate information from them. Also, I would appreciate a response from anyone who has further insight or interest in the subject of auditory dissonance, and who can point me to further information. Below my signature is a list of the papers I am currently reading under the direction of my professor, Dr. David Huron, at the University of Waterloo. Thank you for your time. \|/-Keith Mashinter e-mail: kmashint(at) A. Kameoka and M. Kuriyagawa, "Consonance Theory Part I: Consonance of Dyads", The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 1969a, Vol. 45(6), 1451-1459 A. Kameoka and M. Kuriyagawa, "Consonance Theory Part II: Consonance of Complex Tones and Its Calculation Method", The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 1969b, Vol. 45(6), 1460-1469 R. Plomp and W. J. M. Levelt, "Tonal Consonance and Critical Bandwidth", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 1965, Vol. 38, 548-560 W. Hutchinson and L. Knopoff, "The Acoustical Component of Western Consonance", Interface, 1978, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1-29 W. Hutchinson and L. Knopoff, "The Significance of the acooustic component of consonance in western triads", Journal of Musicological Research, 1979, Vol. 3, 5-22 B. Glasberg and B. Moore, "Derivation of auditory filter shapes from notched-noise data", Hearing Research, 1990, Vo. 47, 103-138 D. Greenwood, "Critical bandwidth and consonance in relation to cochlear frequency-position coordinates", Hearing Research, 1991, Vol. 54, 164-208 D. Huron, "Tonal Consonance versus Tonal Fusion in Polyphonic Sonorities", Music Perception, Winter 1991, Vol. 9, No. 2, 135-154 D. Huron and P. Sellmer, "Critical Bands and the Spelling of Vertical Sonorities", Music Perception, Winter 1992, Vol. 10, No. 2, 129-150

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