Rhythm and pitch in music cognition.

  title={Rhythm and pitch in music cognition.},
  author={Carol Krumhansl},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={126 1},
Rhythm and pitch are the 2 primary dimensions of music. They are interesting psychologically because simple, well-defined units combine to form highly complex and varied patterns. This article brings together the major developments in research on how these dimensions are perceived and remembered, beginning with psychophysical results on time and pitch perception. Progressively larger units are considered, moving from basic psychological categories of temporal and frequency ratios, to pulse and… CONTINUE READING