An interval size illusion: the influence of timbre on the perceived size of melodic intervals.

@article{Russo2005AnIS,
  title={An interval size illusion: the influence of timbre on the perceived size of melodic intervals.},
  author={Frank A. Russo and William Forde Thompson},
  journal={Perception & psychophysics},
  year={2005},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={559-68}
}
In four experiments, we investigated the influence of timbre on perceived interval size. In Experiment 1, musically untrained participants heard two successive tones and rated the pitch distance between them. Tones were separated by six or seven semitones and varied in timbre. Pitch changes were accompanied by a congruent timbre change (e.g., ascending interval involving a shift from a dull to a bright timbre), an incongruent timbre change (e.g., ascending interval involving a shift from a… CONTINUE READING

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