Effect of Enculturation on the Semantic and Acoustic Correlates of Polyphonic Timbre

  title={Effect of Enculturation on the Semantic and Acoustic Correlates of Polyphonic Timbre},
  author={Vinoo Alluri and Petri Toiviainen},
  journal={Music Perception},
polyphonic timbre perception was investigated in a cross-cultural context wherein Indian and Western nonmusicians rated short Indian and Western popular music excerpts (1.5 s, n = 200) on eight bipolar scales. Intrinsic dimensionality estimation revealed a higher number of perceptual dimensions in the timbre space for music from one9s own culture. Factor analyses of Indian and Western participants9 ratings resulted in highly similar factor solutions. The acoustic features that predicted the… 

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