This paper undertakes a comparative study of concepts and visual representations of hierarchical aspects of musical structure. After consideration of the rhythmic components of grouping and meter, the discussion turns to pitch-event hierarchies and the tonal hierarchy (or pitch space). Contrasting notations are evaluated in terms of the efficacy of the concepts they exemplify.
Research Article| September 01 2015
Concepts and Representations of Musical Hierarchies
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Fred Lerdahl; Concepts and Representations of Musical Hierarchies. Music Perception 1 September 2015; 33 (1): 83–95. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2015.33.1.83
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