Harmonic configuration—the effect on the “hearing out” process

  title={Harmonic configuration—the effect on the “hearing out” process},
  author={J. D. Gilliom and Cheryl Cline and David Watson Taylor},
Is the consonant or dissonant characteristics of a musical chord related to the degree to which individual components of a chord can be separately “heard out”? To approach this question, a paradigm was used which required the observer to extract frequency information from the middle component of a three‐component chord in order to perform efficiently in a simple monaural yes—no detection task. The observers's task was to detect a 100‐msec sinusoid in continuous Gaussian noise with the signal… CONTINUE READING