Chordal Quality (at)

Subject: Chordal Quality
From:    at <mroyalJULIAN.UWO.CA>
Date:    Thu, 12 Oct 2000 15:23:00 -0400

Dear List, in ear-training programs, music students are often called upon to identify the quality of individual chords, e.g., minor, major, diminished or augmented with plain triads, and major-minor7, minor-minor7 etc. for seventh chords. Does anybody know any perceptual research that examines the psychological distance between these chord types? I would be interested in either confusion matrices, measures of consonance/dissonance, multidimensional scaling studies, or anything else that might even be tangentially connected. Thanks in advance for any responses. I'll summarize them in a week or so. Best Matthew Royal Dr. Matthew Royal Adjunct Assistant Professor Dept. of Theory and Composition Faculty of Music University of Western Ontario London, Ontario Canada N6A 3K7 Phone: (519) 661-2111 Ext. 85198 Fax: (519) 661-3531 E-mail: mroyal(at)

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