• The Sounds of Music: Science of Musical Scales: 1. Human Perception of Sound

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      String vibration, beat frequencies, consonance-dissonance, pitch, tone.

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      Both, human appreciation of music and musical genres transcend timeand space. The universality of musical genres and associated musicalscales is intimately linked to the physics of sound, and the specialcharacteristics of human acoustic sensitivity. In this series ofarticles, we examine the science underlying the development of theheptatonic scale, one of the most prevalent scales of the modernmusical genres, both western and Indian.

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      Sushan Konar1

      1. National Centre for Radio Astrophysics\\ Tata Institute of Fundamenta Research, Pune University Campus, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411 007 India.
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