Another gem from Abraham

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Another gem from Abraham

Post by aruffo » Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:59 am

(If I encounter any more I'll probably append them to this thread instead of starting a new one. After I get back from vacation next week, anyway.)

A third case should not go unmentioned: our eardrum itself has a characteristic resonance. It varies between people, but is usually an F#2. When an F#2 is sounded, the eardrum is in greatest resonance, and the pitch can be recognized in that manner. This would be a derivation of pitch judgment based on the perception of intensity.

I had never heard this before, but if it's true, it would certainly make sense. This entire section is Abraham blasting the idea of judging a pitch based on its "feeling".

All these indirect criteria-- sound "feeling", pain perception, roughness, and intensity-- are used for pitch judgment only in exceptional cases.

I'll be sure to upload my translation so far before I take off to the airport.

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