Musical grammars and computer analysis
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Musical grammars and computer analysis atti del convegno (Modena, 4-6 ottobre 1982) pubblicati sotto gli auspici delle Università degli studi di Bologna e Modena

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Published by L.S. Olschki in Firenze .
Written in English


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Statementa cura di M. Baroni e L. Callegari.
SeriesQuaderni della Rivista italiana di musicologia ;, 8
ContributionsBaroni, Mario., Hill, Laura Callegari.
LC ClassificationsMT6 .M9629 1984
The Physical Object
Pagination374 p. :
Number of Pages374
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2950077M
ISBN 108822232291
LC Control Number84191020

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The book is divided into six parts, covering methodological issues, harmonic and pitch-class set analysis, form and voice-separation, grammars and hierarchical reduction, motivic analysis and pattern discovery and, finally, classification and the discovery of distinctive : Springer International Publishing. A good example of a system which relies on analysis to construct a generative grammar for the aim of composition is the Bol Processor, created by Bernard Bel and James Kippen. Originally used on the Apple IIc platform, there is a modern version which works in conjunction with Csound, a popular music grammar descended from the Music series. Computer music analysis is investigated, with specific reference to the current research fields of automatic music transcription, human mu-sic perception, pitch determination, note and stream segmentation, score generation, time-frequency analysis techniques, and musical grammars. Human music perception is in-vestigated from two perspectives. Grammar Based Music Compositions. 3. The methods used in the system described in this paper are grammar based. While grammars have been a popular method for algorithmic composition, in most instances the grammars used are relatively primitive and thus limit the scope of control and diversity of composition that can be generated.

THE CONCEPT OF MUSICAL GRAMMAR for experimental work that was in a sense autonomous, and was pursued as an end in itself - for example, the complex research on the analysis of acoustic signals related to the problem of automating the musical transcription of a live source." Computer music has also provided a fundamental spur to analysis. Foundations of Musical Grammar Lawrence M. Zbikowski Oxford Studies in Music Theory. First published attempt to present a cognitive grammar of music; Offers sustained engagements with the music and the emotions as well as music and gesture; The first book to draw on research in cognitive science in relation to music. “Music Analysis as a Smallest Grammar Problem”, 15th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, power of such grammars has been demonstrated. The use of musical grammar based of the Generative Theory of Tonal Music [19] has been proposed in [11–13], for the analysis of music. A useful book on analysis is Jan LaRue, Guidelines for Style Analysis, 2nd edition (Warren, Mich.: Harmonie Park Press, ). It provides a systematic approach to the various components of musical style (sound, harmony, melody, rhythm, growth) and has established some standard symbols for identifying elements of a piece of music and methods.

The book explores common paradigms used in algorithmic music composition, such as stochastic generation, musical grammars, self-similarity, and real-time interactive systems. Other topics covered include the basics of signal-based systems in Haskell, sound synthesis, and virtual instrument design. The use of machines in the construction of a grammar and computer program for structural analysis By K. E. Harper and D. G. Hays, The Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, Calif. (USA) The present paper describes progress made on the building of a descriptive grammar of Russian with the complementary efforts of man and machine. Although it is significantly expanded from "Introduction to Music Theory", this book still covers only the bare essentials of music theory. Music is a very large subject, and the advanced theory that students will want to pursue after mastering the basics will vary greatly. A trumpet player interested in jazz, a vocalist interested in early music, a pianist interested in classical composition. The theory of formal languages finds its applicability extensively in the fields of Computer Science. Noam Chomsky gave a mathematical model of grammar in which is effective for writing computer languages. Grammar. A grammar G can be formally written as a 4-tuple (N, T, S, P) where − N or V N is a set of variables or non-terminal symbols.