Terhardt, E. (1978). Psychoacoustic evaluation of musical sounds. Percept. Psychophys. 23, 483-492

A review is given of several basic aspects of musical sounds, i.e., the perception of duration, the perception of sound impulses as events within temporal patterns, timbre, the equivalence of sensational intervals, roughness, and the pitch qualities of complex sounds. Selected examples illustrate how psychoacoustic results can contribute to the evaluation of musical sounds and to the understanding of the perception of music.

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