Archives of Acoustics, 32, 3, pp. 475-490, 2007

Experiments on pitch perception: Implications for music and other processes

Adrianus J.M. HOUTSMA
US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory

This paper presents a review of the development of our understanding of pitch perception during the past three decades, in which the author was deeply involved. Some specific applications are discussed that are for the most part in the domain of music perception and show where the interest in pitch perception has led us today.
Keywords: pitch perception, low-and high-order harmonics, harmonic intervals, polyphony, homophony
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