Steven Morrison*, Janina Fyk

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Scopus citations


Rather than an isolated ability, intonation is an amalgam of several sub-skills including pitch discrimination, pitch matching, and instrument tuning. Success at these skills depends on many factors including musical experience and the nature of the task presented. However, ability in any one of these areas is not clearly related to ability in the others. This chapter reviews research on these skills and discusses how they are demonstrated by developing and advanced musicians, and how findings may impact music teaching.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Science & Psychology of Music Performance: Creative Strategies for Teaching and Learning
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199849291
ISBN (Print)0195138104, 9780195138108
StatePublished - Oct 3 2011


  • Instrument tuning
  • Intonation
  • Music teaching
  • Musical experience
  • Pitch discrimination
  • Pitch matching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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