Asynchronous Preparation of Tonally Fused Intervals in Polyphonic Music

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dc.creator Huron, David 2008-02-05T19:06:22Z 2008-02-05T19:06:22Z 2008-01
dc.identifier.citation Empirical Musicology Review, v3 n1 (January 2008), 11-21 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1559-5749
dc.identifier.other EMR000036a
dc.description.abstract An analysis of a sample of polyphonic keyboard works by J.S. Bach shows that synchronous note onsets are avoided for those harmonic intervals that most promote tonal fusion (such as unison, fifths and octaves). This pattern is consistent with perceptual research showing an interaction between onset synchrony and tonal fusion in the formation of auditory streams (e.g., Vos, 1995). The results provide further support for the notion that polyphonic music is organized so as to facilitate the perceptual independence of the concurrent parts. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Empirical Musicology Review en_US
dc.subject auditory streams en_US
dc.subject voice leading en_US
dc.subject tonal fusion en_US
dc.subject onset synchrony en_US
dc.title Asynchronous Preparation of Tonally Fused Intervals in Polyphonic Music en_US
dc.type Article en_US