Tracking Musical Patterns Using Joint Accent Structure
Jones, Mari Riess, Pfordresher, Peter Q, Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology
Abstract Joint Accent Structure JAS) is a construct that uses temporal relationships between different accents in a melodic pattern as indices of its complexity. Concordant patterns are ones in which the periodic recurrence of melodic accents form simple ratios with the period of temporal accents (e.g., 1:1, 1:2), whereas Discordant patterns have periods of melodic and temporal accents with a more complex accent period ratio (e.g., 3:2). Participants were told to selectively attend to and synchronize finger taps with accents in two experiments that examined attentional tracking to musical patterns having a "concordant" or "discordant" JAS. Results indicated that tapping was more variable …
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Publication information: Article title: Tracking Musical Patterns Using Joint Accent Structure. Contributors: Jones, Mari Riess - Author, Pfordresher, Peter Q - Author. Journal title: Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology. Volume: 51. Issue: 4 Publication date: December 1997. Page number: 271+. © Canadian Psychological Association Mar 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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