Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

The Cognition of Basic Musical Structures

by David Temperley

  • ISBN: 9780262201346
  • ISBN10: 0262201348

The Cognition of Basic Musical Structures

by David Temperley

  • List Price: $50.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Mit Pr
  • Publish date: 12/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780262201346
  • ISBN10: 0262201348
used Add to Cart $47.25
You save: 6%
Marketplace Item
Product notice Returnable at the third party seller's discretion and may come without consumable supplements like access codes, CD's, or workbooks.
Description: 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.
Expand description
Product notice Returnable at the third party seller's discretion and may come without consumable supplements like access codes, CD's, or workbooks.
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Twice Sold Tales
Location: Ashfield, MA
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
Minor stain to closed page edge-otherwise a fine clean like new copy-with like new dust jacket-enjoy.
Price:
$47.25
Comments:
Minor stain to closed page edge-otherwise a fine clean like new copy-with like new dust jacket-enjoy.
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Houston,, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$56.32
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Bonita
Location: Newport Coast, CA
Condition: Good
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items. May be an ex-library book.
Price:
$114.33
Comments:
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items. May be an ex-library book.
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).