Tonal Pitch Space

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Models of pitch space have been developed in music psychology to account for perceived proximity among pitches, chords, or regions. This article introduces a different model that (1) treats pitches, chords, and regions within one framework, (2) correlates with the experimental data, and (3) connects in interesting ways with a variety of music theories.

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  • Atonal
  • Atonal music
  • Attraction
  • Cognitive science of music
  • Musical mind
  • Pitch-space paths
  • Prolongational structure
  • Tonal tension

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  • Fred Lerdahl

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