Siedenburg, Kai and McAdams, Stephen (2017) Four distinctions for the auditory "wastebasket" of timbre. Frontiers in psychology, 8. ISSN 1664-1078

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If there is one thing about timbre that researchers in psychoacoustics and music psychology agree on, it is the claim that it is a poorly understood auditory attribute. One facet of this commonplace conception is that it is not only the complexity of the subject matter that complicates research, but also that timbre is hard to define (cf., Krumhansl, 1989). Perhaps for lack of a better alternative, one can observe a curious habit in introductory sections of articles on timbre, namely to cite a definition from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and to elaborate on its shortcomings.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Publiziert mit Hilfe des DFG-geförderten Open Access-Publikationsfonds der Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg.
Uncontrolled Keywords: timbre perception, music cognition, psychoacoustics, conceptual framework, definitions
Subjects: Science and mathematics > Physics
Technology, medicine, applied sciences > Medicine and health
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2017 10:59
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2018 11:33
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:715-oops-34698
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01747

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