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Harmony: A Psychoacoustical Approach ❰Read❯ ➳ Harmony: A Psychoacoustical Approach Author Richard Parncutt – Thomashillier.co.uk My first encounter with the theory of harmony was during my last year at school This fascinating system of rules crystallized the intuitive knowledge of harmony I had acquired from years of piano pla My first encounter with the theory of harmony was during my last year at schoolThis fascinating system of rules crystallized the intuitive knowledge of harmony I had acquired from years Harmony: A PDF \ of piano playing, and facilitated memorization, transcription, arrangement and composition For the next five years, I studied music piano and science Physics at the Univer sity of Melbourne This strange combination started me wondering about the origins of those music theory rules To what extent were they determined or influenced by physics mathematics physiology conditioning In , the supervisor of my honours project in musical acoustics, Neville Fletcher, showed me an article entitled Pitch, consonance, and harmony, by a certain Ernst Terhardt of the Technical University of Munich By that stage, I had devoured a considerable amount of largely unsatisfactory material on the nature and origins of harmony, which enabled me to recognize the significance of Terhardt s article But it was not until I arrived in Munich the following year on Terhardt s invitation that I began to appreciate the conse quences of his psychoacoustical approach for the theory of harmony That is what this book is about The book presents Terhardt s work against the broad context of music perception research, past and present Music perception is a multidisciplinary mixture of physics, psychology and music Where different theoretical ap proaches appear contradictory, I try to show instead that they complement and enrich one another.


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