ON PECULIARITIES OF PERCEPTION OF POLYPHONIC TISSUE (TO STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM)


Perception of music in relation to the aspect of differentiation of polyphonic tissue is not a merely musicological issue. Its investigation must be carried out as part of a complex project that is at the intersection of music studies, physiology, psychology and pedagogy. The link between the proposed issue and the field of physiology is obvious, since musical perception is closely linked to certain cerebral pattern activities. Psychological aspect of this paper focuses on the perception of volume. Experiments in which the perception of volume was investigated using sounds, melodies and especially several voices heard simultaneously have not been conducted. This paper provides empirical evidence, which is part of a larger project that have been invested in for many years. An investigation of musical perception of polyphony and the peculiarities of its physical properties has pedagogical implications too, as it will promote the development polyphonic hearing and will encourage the understanding of polysemic tissue.