The perception of rhythmic similarity: a test of a modified version of Johnson-Laird's theory

Authors

  • J. Simpson Conrad Grebel Coll., Waterloo Univ., Ont., Canada
  • D. Huron Conrad Grebel Coll., Waterloo Univ., Ont., Canada

Keywords:

hearing, musical acoustics, psychology, rhythmic similarity, Johnson-Laird's theory, perceptual experiment, notated music

Abstract

In this paper, three tests of a perceptually modified version of Johnson-Laird's theory (1991) are reported. In the first instance, a perceptual experiment is described whose goal was to determine whether listeners perceive rhythms sharing the same prototype as more similar than rhythms of different prototypes. In the second instance, a sample of notated music was examined in order to determine the degree to which actual musical practice conforms to one of several predictions made by Johnson-Laird. In the third instance, a further perceptual experiment is described where listener's perceptions of real music is correlated with prototype analyses. The results provide broad empirical support for Johnson-Laird's theory of rhythmic similarity

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Published

1993-09-01

How to Cite

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Simpson J, Huron D. The perception of rhythmic similarity: a test of a modified version of Johnson-Laird’s theory. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 1993 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Dec. 4];21(3):89-94. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/788

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada