Time judgments of musical endings: effects of expectancies on the "filled interval effect".

@article{Boltz1989TimeJO,
  title={Time judgments of musical endings: effects of expectancies on the "filled interval effect".},
  author={Marilyn Gail Boltz},
  journal={Perception & psychophysics},
  year={1989},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={409-18}
}
In two experiments, the influence of musical endings on duration judgments was examined. In Experiment 1, subjects were asked to compare the duration of paired folk tunes that could vary in their degree of resolution. Results showed that melodies ending on the leading tone interval were underestimated relative to songs ending on the conventional tonic. Experiment 2 further revealed that time estimates were influenced by a melody's preceding temporal accent structure. Melodies ending earlier… CONTINUE READING

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