Timbre and Memory An experiment for the musical mind Emily Yang Yu Music 151, 2008 Introduction Effect of timbre on music memory! 1. Would a musician who plays a specific instrument be able to memorize a short musical excerpt better if the excerpt is played in his/her instrument?
An experiment for the musical mind
Emily Yang Yu
Music 151, 2008
Question 1 takes a musician, and asks whether that musician, on an individual level, performs better when the excerpt is played by his or her instrument. Question 2, takes a music sample, and asks whether the instrumentalist would perform better than the non-instrumentalists. The two questions are essentially the same, but just two different ways of looking at it.