Tonal Pitch Space (Paperback)

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Tonal Pitch Space (Paperback)

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Building on the foundation of Lerdahl and Jackendoff's influential A Generative Theory of Tonal Music, this volume presents a multidimensional model of diatonic and chromatic spaces that quantifies listeners' intuitions of the relative distances of pitches, chords, and keys from a given tonic. The model is employed to assign prolongational structure, represent paths through the space, and compute patterns of tension and attraction as musical events unfold, thereby providing a partial basis for understanding musical narration, expectation, and expression. Conceived as both a music-theoretic treatise and a contribution to the cognitive science of music, this book will be of interest to music theorists, musicologists, composers, computer musicians, and cognitive psychologists.
Product Details ISBN: 9780195178296
ISBN-10: 0195178297
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: December 9th, 2004
Pages: 432
Language: English