Re: Req: pitch-to-physical space mappings, refs ("Gregory J. Sandell" )

Subject: Re: Req: pitch-to-physical space mappings, refs
From:    "Gregory J. Sandell"  <sandell(at)SPARKY.LS.LUC.EDU>
Date:    Thu, 27 Mar 1997 12:05:14 -0600

> > Ask a young violinist to play a given note "higher" and they will > probably raise the whole violin. Ask a cellist to play the note > higher and they have to decrease the height of their hand. An so > on and so forth. I have observed that I use the words "high" and "low" to my non-musician subjects in music perception experiments, pitch is not the only or most natural attribute that they match to this dimension. When I recently asked several listeners to describe the timbre difference between and oboe and English horn playing the same note, many of them would say something of the sort, "the second one is higher". Some would insist that this was the best descriptor even after I called their attention to pitch space having "high" and "low" attributes. Greg Sandell -- Gregory J. Sandell, Research Associate, sandell(at) Parmly Hearing Institute, Loyola University Chicago 6525 N. Sheridan Chicago IL 60626 USA voice:773-508-3976 FAX:773-508-2719 WWW:

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