Musical time

Mari Riess Jones

in Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780199298457
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Musical time


This article reviews psychological research on perception of metre and rhythm, focusing on the dynamics of attending to patterns in time. It considers how event timing, as outlined by salient accents in metre, rhythm, and even melodic structures, may guide attending in time and bootstrap learning, and how it may influence time perception.

Keywords: metre perception; rhythm perception; dynamic attending theory; event timing; time perception

Article.  6304 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Cognitive Psychology

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