Electronic Müsic

A Bridge between Psychoacoustics and Music
  • William Hartmann


The sounds that we study in musical acoustics tend to be simple ones. For the most part we analyze the structure and production of tones of individual instruments. The sounds used by the psychoacoustician, as he tries to understand the inner workings of the auditory system, tend to be even simpler. By contrast the sounds that are normally encountered in music are complex. One may fairly ask whether the studies made by musical acousticians or psychoacousticians are really applicable in musical situations.


Musical Instrument Precedence Effect Spectral Envelope Relative Salience Direct Sound 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • William Hartmann
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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