Psychophysical preference for harmonized musical passages in the Just and Equal Tempered systems
Journal/Book: Percept Mot Skills. 1975; 40: 192-4.
Abstract: Preferences were obtained from both experienced and untrained Ss concerning musical passages presented in both Just ( natural) and Equal Tempered (synthetic) tuning systems. While a significant preference for Just tonation was recorded for all Ss, no significant difference for preference was found between moderately experienced musicians and non- performers. Boys showed a greater, and significant, preference for Just tuning than did girls.
Keyword(s): Attitude|. Auditory Perception|. Music|