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Article Title

Interval Preference

Document Type

Research

Abstract

Tuned intervals were paired with each member of a series of mistuned intervals and the subjects were asked to indicate which interval they preferred. The tuned intervals were those with the simple arithmetic ratios of the natural scale. The series of mistuned intervals, both flat and sharp, extended approximately half way to the next simple-ratio interval. Pure tones from beat frequency oscillators were used and the exact interval was tuned by means of Lissajous' figures on a cathode ray oscillograph. Mistuning, in terms of vibrations from the standard, was accomplished by the use of a variable pitch condenser.

Publication Date

1937

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

44

Issue

1

First Page

160

Last Page

161

Copyright

© Copyright 1937 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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