Music Perception

  • Mari Riess Jones
  • Richard R. Fay
  • Arthur N. Popper

Part of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research book series (SHAR, volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Roy D. Patterson, Etienne Gaudrain, Thomas C. Walters
    Pages 13-50
  3. Carol L. Krumhansl, Lola L. Cuddy
    Pages 51-87
  4. Laurel J. Trainor, Kathleen A. Corrigall
    Pages 89-127
  5. Patrick G. Hunter, E. Glenn Schellenberg
    Pages 129-164
  6. J. Devin McAuley
    Pages 165-199
  7. Edward W. Large
    Pages 201-231
  8. Andrea R. Halpern, James C. Bartlett
    Pages 233-258
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 259-264

About this book


This volume presents an overview of a relatively new field of psychoacoustic and hearing research that involves perception of musical sound patterns. The material is considered in a set of chapters that reflect the current status of scientific scholarship related to music perception.  Each chapter aims at synthesizing a range of findings associated with one of of several major research areas in the field of music perception.

Overview Mari Riess Jones, Richard R. Fay, Arthur N. Popper
Music Perception: Current Research and Future Directions Mari Riess Jones
The Perception of Family and Register in Musical Notes Roy G. Patterson, Etienne Gaudrain, and Thomas C. Walters
A Theory of Tonal Hierarchies in Music Carol L. Krumhansl and Lola L. Cuddy
Music Acquisition and Effects of Musical Experience Laurel L. Trainor and Kathleen A. Corrigall
Music and Emotion Patrick G. Hunter and E. Glenn Schellenberg Tempo and Rhythm J. Devin McAuley Neurodynamics of Music Edward W. Large
Memory for Melodies Andrea R. Halpern and James C. Bartlett

About the Editors:
Mari Riess Jones is Full Professor in the Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University, Columbus, and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Arthur N. Popper is Professor in the Department of Biology and Co-Director of the Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing at the University of Maryland, College Park. Richard R. Fay is Director of the Parmly Hearing Institute and Professor of Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago.

About the Series: The Springer Handbook of Auditory Research presents a series of synthetic reviews of fundamental topics dealing with auditory systems. Each volume is independent and authoritative; taken as a set, this series is the definitive resource in the field.


Emotion Memory Neuroscience Perception SHAR auditory pitch tonality visual perception

Editors and affiliations

  • Mari Riess Jones
    • 1
  • Richard R. Fay
    • 2
  • Arthur N. Popper
    • 3
  1. 1.Santa BarbaraUSA
  2. 2.Parmly Hearing InstituteLoyola University ChicagoChicagoUSA
  3. 3., Dept. BiologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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