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On the Conception and Measure of Consonance

On the Conception and Measure of Consonance What makes a musical interval consonant? Since the early Greeks, there have been two contrasting views: an “objective” approach, focusing on the mathematical relationship of frequencies, and a “subjective” approach, emphasizing auditory perception. These approaches are reviewed, as are several proposed measures of consonance. The author then presents a composition that uses intervals that are rated highly by the measures of consonance but are outside the scales of Western music and so are subjectively unfamiliar. The goal is to see whether, via repetition and other devices for overcoming unfamiliarity, the consonance of these intervals can be conveyed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Leonardo Music Journal MIT Press

On the Conception and Measure of Consonance

Leonardo Music Journal , Volume December 2012 (22) – Dec 1, 2012

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Publisher
MIT Press
Copyright
© 2012 ISAST
Subject
Perception
ISSN
0961-1215
eISSN
1531-4812
DOI
10.1162/LMJ_a_00102
Publisher site
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Abstract

What makes a musical interval consonant? Since the early Greeks, there have been two contrasting views: an “objective” approach, focusing on the mathematical relationship of frequencies, and a “subjective” approach, emphasizing auditory perception. These approaches are reviewed, as are several proposed measures of consonance. The author then presents a composition that uses intervals that are rated highly by the measures of consonance but are outside the scales of Western music and so are subjectively unfamiliar. The goal is to see whether, via repetition and other devices for overcoming unfamiliarity, the consonance of these intervals can be conveyed.

Journal

Leonardo Music JournalMIT Press

Published: Dec 1, 2012

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