Influence of pitch, loudness, and timbre on the perception of instrument dynamics
2011 (English)In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, ISSN 0001-4966, E-ISSN 1520-8524, Vol. 130, no 4, EL193-EL199 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The effect of variations in pitch, loudness, and timbre on the perception of the dynamics of isolated instrumental tones is investigated. A full factorial design was used in a listening experiment. The subjects were asked to indicate the perceived dynamics of each stimulus on a scale from pianissimo to fortissimo. Statistical analysis showed that for the instruments included (i.e., clarinet, flute, piano, trumpet, and violin) timbre and loudness had equally large effects, while pitch was relevant mostly for the first three. The results confirmed our hypothesis that loudness alone is not a reliable estimate of the dynamics of musical tones.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 130, no 4, EL193-EL199 p.
Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-34090DOI: 10.1121/1.3633687ISI: 000295799400011ScopusID: 2-s2.0-82255196536OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-34090DiVA: diva2:419086
QC 20111104 Updated from submitted to published.2011-05-252011-05-252011-11-04Bibliographically approved