The Cognition of Basic Musical Structures

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MIT Press, 2004 - Music - 404 pages
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Winner of the 2003 Emerging Scholar Award, presented by the Society for Music Theory

In this book, David Temperley addresses a fundamental question about music cognition: how do we extract basic kinds of musical information, such as meter, phrase structure, counterpoint, pitch spelling, harmony, and key from music as we hear it? Taking a computational approach, Temperley develops models for generating these aspects of musical structure. The models he proposes are based on preference rules, which are criteria for evaluating a possible structural analysis of a piece of music. A preference rule system evaluates many possible interpretations and chooses the one that best satisfies the rules.

After an introductory chapter, Temperley presents preference rule systems for generating six basic kinds of musical structure: meter, phrase structure, contrapuntal structure, harmony, and key, as well as pitch spelling (the labeling of pitch events with spellings such as A flat or G sharp). He suggests that preference rule systems not only show how musical structures are inferred, but also shed light on other aspects of music. He substantiates this claim with discussions of musical ambiguity, retrospective revision, expectation, and music outside the Western canon (rock and traditional African music). He proposes a framework for the description of musical styles based on preference rule systems and explores the relevance of preference rule systems to higher-level aspects of music, such as musical schemata, narrative and drama, and musical tension.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
2 2 Previous Research on Metrical Analysis
27
Melodic Phrase Structure
55
Revision Ambiguity and Expectation
205
Meter Harmony and Tonality in Rock
237
Meter and Grouping in African Music
265
Style Composition and Performance
291
Relevant Research
305
Functions of the Infrastructure
325
Recomposition
349
List of Rules
357
References
381
Subject Index
397
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About the author (2004)

David Temperley is Associate Professor of Music Theory at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, and the author of The Cognition of Basic Musical Structures (MIT Press, 2001).

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