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Listener Knowledge Gained from Brief Musical Excerpts
Plazak, Joseph Stephen

2009, Master of Arts, Ohio State University, Music.
The human auditory system can rapidly process musical information, including: the recognition and identification of sound sources; the deciphering of meter, tempo, mode, and texture; the processing of lyrics and dynamics; the identification of musical style and genre; the perception of performance nuance; the apprehension of emotional character, etc. Two empirical studies are reported that attempt to chronicle when such information is processed. In the first study, a diverse set of musical excerpts was selected and trimmed to various durations, ranging from 50ms to 3000ms. These samples, beginning with the shortest and ending with the longest, were presented to participants, who were then asked to free associate and talk about any observations that came to mind. Based on these results, a second study was carried out using a betting paradigm to determine the amount of exposure needed for listeners to feel confident about acquired musical information. The results suggest a rapid unfolding of cognitive processes within a three-second listening span.
David Huron (Committee Chair)
Marc Ainger (Committee Member)
Lawrence Feth (Committee Member)
45 p.

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