Music Perception: Current Research and Future Directions -- The Perception of Family and Register in Musical Tones -- A Theory of Tonal Hierarchies in Music -- Music Acquisition and Effects of Musical Experience -- Music and Emotion -- Tempo and Rhythm -- Neurodynamics of Music -- Memory for Melodies. This volume presents an overview of a relatively new field of psychoacoustic and hearing research that involves perception of musical sound patterns. The material is considered in a set of chapters that reflect the current status of scientific scholarship related to music perception. Each chapter aims at synthesizing a range of findings associated with one of of several major research areas in the field of music perception. Overview Mari Riess Jones, Richard R. Fay, Arthur N. Popper Music Perception: Current Research and Future Directions Mari Riess Jones The Perception of Family and Register in Musical Notes Roy G. Patterson, Etienne Gaudrain, and Thomas C. Walters A Theory of Tonal Hierarchies in Music Carol L. Krumhansl and Lola L. Cuddy Music Acquisition and Effects of Musical Experience Laurel L. Trainor and Kathleen A. Corrigall Music and Emotion Patrick G. Hunter and E. Glenn Schellenberg Tempo and Rhythm J. Devin McAuley Neurodynamics of Music Edward W. Large Memory for Melodies Andrea R. Halpern and James C. Bartlett About the Editors: Mari Riess Jones is Full Professor in the Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University, Columbus, and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Arthur N. Popper is Professor in the Department of Biology and Co-Director of the Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing at the University of Maryland, College Park. Richard R. Fay is Director of the Parmly Hearing Institute and Professor of Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago. About the Series: The Springer Handbook of Auditory Research presents a series of synthetic reviews of fundamental topics dealing with auditory systems. Each volume is independent and authoritative; taken as a set, this series is the definitive resource in the field.