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Music o Cultural differences – some relationships between notes such as octaves are universal Even some nonhuman species perceive octave equivalence o Research on music perception: western vs. Javanese Western scale was built around vibrating strings and air columns Javanese music is built around vibrating metal plates so they have a diff harmonic structure, this alt. tuning system, fewer notes within an octave, greater variation in note’s acceptable frequencies, gamelan acoustics Western and Javanese musicians estimates of intervals b/w notes correspond to the music scale from their culture 6month old infants can detect inappropriate notes within both scales, but adults are better at detecting deviations from culturally familiar scales Summary o Music is a very ancient cultural practice and appears in all human societies o Acoustically, musical sounds are repeating patterns of sound pressure, produced
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