Re: Req: pitch-to-physical space mappings, refs ("Charles S. Watson" )

Subject: Re: Req: pitch-to-physical space mappings, refs
From:    "Charles S. Watson"  <watson(at)INDIANA.EDU>
Date:    Mon, 31 Mar 1997 15:52:28 -0500

In our tonal-pattern discrimination studies we have often found that the higher-frequency components tend to "stand out" (when all are presented at the same levels), or perhaps to "stream," in Bregman's terms. Might that greater salience have any relation to what is called "high" or "low"? Chuck Watson On Thu, 27 Mar 1997, Rebecca Mercuri wrote: > I've noticed the same with guitarists. The higher pitched notes > are on strings closer to your lap, hence the low notes are higher. > Rather than use high/low, I usually say "the notes closer to your > face" or some such, when dealing with newbies. Of course with piano > it's all on one level plain -- any piano teachers out there? Does > pitch high prevail on piano? > > R. Mercuri > University of Pennsylvania. >

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