Chapter 11- Music and Speech Perception

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pitch

the psychological aspect of sound related mainly to the fundamental frequency

octave

the interval between two sound frequencies having a ration of 2:1

tone height

a sound quality corresponding to the level of pitch; monotonically related to frequency

tone chroma

a sound quality shared by tones that have the same octave interval

chord

a combination of three or more musical notes with different pitches played simultaneously

melody

an arrangement of notes or chords in succession

tempo

the perceived speed of the presentation of sounds

vocal tract

the airway above the larynx used for the production of speech; includes the oral tract and nasal tract

articulation

the act of manner of producing a speech sound using the vocal tract

formant

a resonance of the vocal tract; specified by their center frequency and are denoted by integers that increase with relative frequency

spectogram

a pattern for sound analysis that provides a three-dimensional display plotting time on the horizontal axis, frequency on the vertical axis, and intensity on a color or gray scale

coarticulation

the phenomenon in speech whereby attributes of successive speech units overlap in articulatory or acoustic patterns

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