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A time span is a measured “distance” between two timepoints (London,  2012: 22). It can be measured in various systems, using clock time, number of beats, or number of measures in a time signature. For example, duration is the timespan between the onset and offset of a tone.

London specifies another way of thinking of timespans as the “intervals between successive attentional peaks,” where the peaks correspond to perceived and expected sonic events (London, 2012: 22).


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