Studies in Musical Cognition: Comments from a Music Theorist

@inproceedings{Hantz1984StudiesIM,
  title={Studies in Musical Cognition: Comments from a Music Theorist},
  author={Edwin Charlton Hantz},
  year={1984}
}
This article is in three parts. First, four common misconceptions in the psychological literature with regard to the perception of and memory for tonal tunes are isolated and documented. They are (1) that tonal strength is proportional to tune length, (2) that tonality is equivalent to diatonicism, (3) that frequency (pitch) distance is directly proportional to tonal functional distance, and (4) that melodic structure consists only (or mainly) of the note-to-note contour of a melody… CONTINUE READING