A Generative Theory of Tonal Music
This work, which has become a classic in music theory since its publication in 1983, models music understanding from the perspective of cognitive science. The point of departure is a search for a grammar of music with the aid of generative linguistics. The theory, which is illustrated with numerous examples from Western classical music, relates the aural surface of a piece to the musical structure unconsciously inferred by the experienced listener. From the viewpoint of traditional music theory, it offers many innovations in notation as well as in the substance of rhythmic and reductional theory.
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This book is not only a good reduction of the surface of musical perception to a language amenable to further study, the language it develops is also useful to musicians who frequently reduce or ... Read full review
12 The Connection with Linguistics
13 The Connection with Artistic Concerns
14 The Overall Form of the Theory
Introduction to Rhythmic Structure
21 Grouping Structure
22 Metrical Structure
23 The Interaction of Grouping and Meter
75 Concluding Remarks
Prolongational Reduction The Analytic System
82 Preliminaries to Prolongational Trees
83 Prolongational Trees
84 A Secondary Notation
85 A Complete Prolongational Reduction
Formalization of Prolongational Reduction
92 Prolongational Reduction WellFormedness Rules
24 The Relation of Structural Accent to Grouping and Meter
31 Grouping WellFormedness Rules
32 Perceptual Motivation for the Preference Rule Formalism
33 grouping Preferences Rules
34 Grouping Overlaps
35 The Performers Influence on Preferred Hearing
36 Two More Examples
41 Metrical WellFormedness Rules
42 Metrical Preferences Rules
43 Further Metrical Preferences Rules
44 Variations on the Metrical WellFormedness Rules
45 Metrical Irregularities at Hypermeasure Levels
51 The Need for Reductions
52 Possible Formal Approaches to Reduction
53 The Tree Notation for Reductions
54 Preliminary Construction of Reductions
TimeSpan Reduction The Analytic System
62 TimeSpan Trees and Metrical Structure
63 TimeSpan Trees and Structural Accents
64 Details of Cadential Reduction
65 Background Structures and the Location of the Structural Dominant
66 A Complete TimeSpan Reduction
Formalization of TimeSpan Reduction
72 TimeSpan Reduction WellFormedness Rules
73 Preferences Rules Within Phrases
74 Structural Accents of Groups
93 Prolongational Regions
94 Prolongational Reduction Preference Rules
95 The Interaction Principle
96 Normative Prolongational Structure
97 Binary Form and Sonata Form
98 Reflections on Musical Cognition and Music as an Art
102 Motivic Structure and TimeSpan Reductio
103 Some TimeSpan and Prolongational Reductions
11 Musical Universals and Related Issues
112 Musical Innateness
113 Summary of Rhythmic Features
114 Motivic Transformations Deep Structures and Musical Archetypes
115 Remarks on the Basis of Tonal Systems
116 Remarks on Contemporary Music
12 Psychological and Linguistic Connections
121 Gestalt Theory and Visual Form Perception
122 Preference Rules in Linguistic Theory
123 A Deep Parallel Between Music and Language
124 A Remarks on Brain Localization
125 Music Theory as a Cognitive Science
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This work, which has become a classic in music theory since its publication in 1983, models music understanding from the perspective of cognitive science
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Annotation for Lerdahl, Fred, and Jackendoff, Ray
A Generative Theory of Tonal Music. Annotation (by Bill Tilghman):. Combining the formal methodology and psychological concerns of Chomskian linguistics ...
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JSTOR: A Generative Theory of Tonal Music
BOOK REVIEWS Compiled and edited by PAULA M. MORGAN A Generative Theory of Tonal Music. By Fred Lerdahl and Ray Jack- endoff. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1983. ...
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Review of A Generative Theory of Tonal Music. Computer Music Journalvol. 8. no. 4, pp. 56-65. Chomsky, N. (1957). Syntactic Structures. The Hague: Mouton. ...
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A generative theory of tonal music [worldcat.org]
A generative theory of tonal music. By: Ray Jackendoff; Fred Lerdahl. Type: English : Book. Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1996. ...
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Modelling the perception and cognition of musical structure
A Generative Theory of Tonal Music. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. WELL-FORMEDNESS RULES define CLASS of POSSIBLE structural descriptions; PREFERENCE RULES used ...
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On the Theory of Grouping and Meter
On the Theory of Grouping. and Meter. FRED LERDAHL AND RAY JACKENDOFF. Introduction. F. OR a number of years we have been developing a formal theory ...
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