Authors
Date (dd-mm-yyyy)
2010
Title
Pitch class set categories as analysis tools for degrees of tonality
Publication Year
2010
Document type
Conference contribution
Faculty
Interfacultary Research Institutes
Institute
Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC)
Abstract
This is an explorative paper in which we present a new method for music analysis based on pitch class set categories. It has been shown before that pitch class sets can be divided into six different categories. Each category inherits a typical character which can "tell" something about the music in which it appears. In this paper we explore the possibilities of using pitch class set categories for 1) classification in major/minor mode, 2) classification in tonal/atonal music, 3) determination of a degree of tonality, and 4) determination of a composer’s period.
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https://hdl.handle.net/11245/1.330907