[AUDITORY] Note durations in music ("Smith, Nicholas A." )

Subject: [AUDITORY] Note durations in music
From:    "Smith, Nicholas A."  <Nicholas.Smith@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Fri, 14 Jun 2013 11:10:59 -0500

I misread your request--you weren't interested in average duration broken d= own by pitch class. For note duration in general, Fraisse (1963, "The Psych= ology of Time", p. 89), he cites his own work, though I don't know how he a= rrived at these values and whether the original gives any information about= distribution. "It will be noticed in music that the notes on which the organization of th= e melodic theme is based usually vary in duration, according to the compose= r and the piece, from 0.15 to 0.90 seconds (Fraisse, "Les structures rhythm= iques", 1956, p. 118)"=20 Hope this is helpful, Nick Nicholas A. Smith, Ph.D. Director, Perceptual Development Laboratory Boys Town National Research Hospital 555 North 30th St, Omaha, NE, 68144 Office: 402-452-5070 Lab: 402-452-5091

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