Expectancy profiles generated by major scales
Group differences in ratings and reaction time
Frankland, BradleyCohen, Annabel J.
61 Ss (aged 16-38 yrs) with a wide range of formal music training were presented with ascending and descending C major scales, each followed by a single probe tone drawn from the 13-note chromatic scale. Ss were asked to decide whether the fit of the probe to the preceding context was good or poor.