After reviewing their theoretical approach, the authors present four kinds of hierarchical structure in music: grouping structure, metrical structure, time-span reduction, and prolongational reduction. A musical analysis is given to illustrate these structures. In the ensuing discussion, comparison is made with Schenker's theory, the nonoverlapping condition on hierarchies is considered, and relationships among the hierarchical, associational, and implicative dimensions of musical structure are mentioned.
Research Article| December 01 1983
An Overview of Hierarchical Structure in Music
Music Perception (1983) 1 (2): 229–252.
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Fred Lerdahl, Ray Jackendoff; An Overview of Hierarchical Structure in Music. Music Perception 1 December 1983; 1 (2): 229–252. doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/40285257
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