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E&MP 89.002

Music Recording

ca. 1930

Seashore's tonoscope

Original Caption by Science Service


Additional Information:

see: History of Experiments on the Musical Interval Sense, Andrew G. Pikler
Journal of Music Theory, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Spring, 1966), pp. 54-95

This paper reviews only the experiments in which the preciseness of the judgments of isolated intervals was determined. In these studies two tones were presented either successively or simultaneously, never in a musical context.

Tonoscope, Seashore's - 1930 Stoelting, C. H. 1930. Apparatus, Tests and Supplies for Psychology, Psychometry, Psychotechnology, Psychiatry, Neurology, Anthropology, Phonetics, Physiology, and Pharmacology. (p. 0038, fig. 14605).


Seashore's publications covering the years 1893 to 1949 includes 237 books and articles.

Seashore, C. E. (1895). Measurements of illusions and hallucinations in normal life. Studies from the Yale Psychological Laboratory 3: 1-67.

Seashore, C. E. (1899). New psychological apparatus, II: An audiometer. Studies in Psychology from the University of Iowa 2: 158-163.

Seashore, Carl Emil. (1908). Elementary experiments in psychology. New York: H. Holt and Co.

Seashore, Carl Emil. (1918). Psychology in daily life. New York: Appleton.

Seashore, Carl Emil. (1919). The psychology of musical talent. Boston, New York: Silver, Burdett and Company.

Seashore, Carl Emil (1919). The Iowa pitch range audiometer, Lancet, October 15, 1919, pp. 3-8.

Seashore, Carl Emil (1919). The psychology of musical talent. NY: Silver Burdett & Co.

Seashore, Carl Emil. (1923). Introduction to psychology. New York: The Macmillan Company.

Seashore, Carl Emil (1924) [1866-1949] A Survey of Musical Talent in the Public Schools, Representing the Examination of Children of the Fifth and the Eighth Grades in the Public Schools of Des Moines, Iowa, with the Author's Measures of Musical Talent. Iowa City: University of Iowa.

Seashore's resume by his students (1928). Psychological Monographs, #178.

Seashore, Carl Emil [ed.] (1937) Objective Analysis of Musical Performance. Iowa City: University of Iowa.

Seashore, Carl Emil. (1938). Psychology of music. New York, London: McGraw-Hill book company, inc.

Seashore, Carl Emil (1938) A preview to college and life.

Seashore, Carl E. (1942). Pioneering in Psychology. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press.

Seashore, Carl E. (1945). Applied psychology in 1895. Journal of Speech Disorders, 10, 211-213.

Seashore, Carl Emil. (1947). In search of beauty in music: A scientific approach to musical esthetics. New York: Ronald Press.

Seashore, Carl Emil (1956) Measures of Musical Talents Manual. New York: Psychological Corporation. Revised edition.

Seashore, Carl Emil (1961). Carl Emil Seashore. In Carl Murchison (ed.) A history of psychology in autobiography. Vol 1. (225-297). NY: Russell and Russell.

Seashore, Carl Emil (1964). Seashore's psychology of life in autobiography.

courtesy - Judith Felson Duchan 11/4/2006 duchan@buffalo.edu

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