The effect of pattern recognition and tonal predictability on sight-singing ability

@article{Fine2006TheEO,
  title={The effect of pattern recognition and tonal predictability on sight-singing ability},
  author={Philip A. Fine and Anna Berry and Burton S. Rosner},
  journal={Psychology of Music},
  year={2006},
  volume={34},
  pages={431 - 447}
}
This study investigated the role of concurrent musical parts in pitching ability in sight-singing, concentrating on the effects of melodic and harmonic coherence. Twenty-two experienced singers sang their part twice in each of four novel chorales. The chorales contained either original or altered melody and original (tonal) or altered (atonal) harmony. Participants also performed an interval-singing task. Alterations from the original in both melody and harmony increased pitching errors in… 

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