Consonance and pitch.

@article{McLachlan2013ConsonanceAP,
  title={Consonance and pitch.},
  author={Neil M. McLachlan and David J. T. Marco and Maria Light and Sarah J. Wilson},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={2013},
  volume={142 4},
  pages={1142-58}
}
To date, no consensus exists in the literature as to theories of consonance and dissonance. Experimental data collected over the last century have raised questions about the dominant theories that are based on frequency relationships between the harmonics of music chords. This study provides experimental evidence that strongly challenges these theories and suggests a new theory of dissonance based on relationships between pitch perception and recognition. Experiment 1 shows that dissonance does… CONTINUE READING
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