Perceived harmonic relations

Carol L. Krumhansl

in Cognitive Foundations of Musical Pitch

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780195148367
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199893201 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Psychology Series

Perceived harmonic relations

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This chapter summarizes a number of studies measuring the degree to which different chords are perceived as related to one another. These perceptual judgments depend strongly on the tonal context according to the principles of contextual dependency proposed in Chapter 6. Supporting results are obtained from studies of memory for chord sequences, also described in Chapter 8. The chapter concludes with a summary of the commonalities found for tonal and harmonic structures.

Keywords: harmonic relations; key structure; chord sequences; tonal structure; harmonic structure; context effects

Chapter.  9857 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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