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dc.contributorNick Giordano, njg0003@auburn.eduen_US
dc.creatorGiordano, Nicholas J.
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-26T14:27:32Z
dc.date.available2015-10-26T14:27:32Z
dc.date.created2015-10
dc.date.issued2015-10-26
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4931439en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11200/48533
dc.description.abstractThe perceptual results of Plomp and Levelt for the sensory dissonance of a pair of pure tones are used to estimate the dissonance of pairs of piano tones. By using the spectra of tones measured for a real piano, the effect of the inharmonicity of the tones is included. This leads to a prediction for how the tuning of this piano should deviate from an ideal equal tempered scale so as to give the smallest sensory dissonance and hence give the most pleasing tuning. The results agree with the well known "Railsback stretch," the average tuning curve produced by skilled piano technicians. This is the first quantitative explanation of the magnitude of the Railsback stretch in terms of the human perception of dissonance.en_US
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dc.publisherAcoustical Society of Americaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of the Acoustical Society of Americaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright 2015 Acoustical Society of America. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the Acoustical Society of America. The following article appeared in Journal of the Acoustical Society of America and may be found at http://scitation.aip.org/content/asa/journal/jasa/138/4/10.1121/1.4931439.en_US
dc.subjectconsonanceen_US
dc.subjectdissonanceen_US
dc.subjectpiano tones and stretched octavesen_US
dc.titleExplaining the Railsback stretch in terms of the inharmonicity of piano tones and sensory dissonanceen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.type.genreJournal Article, Academic Journalen_US
dc.citation.volume138en_US
dc.citation.issue4en_US
dc.citation.spage2359en_US
dc.citation.epage2366en_US


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