Re: Height and pitch (Leon van Noorden )

Subject: Re: Height and pitch
From:    Leon van Noorden  <leonvannoorden(at)CHELLO.BE>
Date:    Tue, 18 Feb 2003 21:13:38 +0100

For me the relation between pitch and height has everything to do with singing. If you want to sing a heigh note you raise your "adam's apple' you make you neck long and you are going even to stand on your toes to reach the highest notes. (Try to sing a low note in that position.) For singing a low note you have to lower your adams apple, you make your neck short and you lower your jaw. (Try to sing a high note in that position.) Leon van Noorden > -----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- > Van: AUDITORY Research in Auditory Perception > [mailto:AUDITORY(at)LISTS.MCGILL.CA]namens Andrew D Lyons > Verzonden: 18 feb 03 1:39 > Aan: AUDITORY(at)LISTS.MCGILL.CA > Onderwerp: Height and pitch > > > Hi, > > I have come across a paper that suggests that the relationship > between pitch > and vertical height has more to do with western music education than some > universal spatial cognitive strategy: > > Walker, R. The effects of culture, environment, age, and musical > training on > choice of visual metaphors for sound. Perception & Psychophysics, > 42(5):491-502, November 1987. > > Can anybody comment on the idea that cultures that are not educated in the > western music tradition tend to make random selections in relation to the > relationship between pitch and height? > > Cheers > > ========================================================== > Andrew D Lyons | Time Space Texture | > ========================================================== >

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