A System for the generation of tonal music based on transformations

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Title: A System for the generation of tonal music based on transformations
Author: Myers, Karl J.
Abstract: Most if not all of the approaches being used in the computer study of natural languages also have been applied to the computer study of music. Music theorist Heinrich Schenker (1867 - 1935) developed a system for the study of tonal music that is compatible with the transformational grammars defined by linguist Noam Chomsky for the study of natural languages. Steven Smoliar ( 1980 ) defined transformations, based on Schenker’s theory, for the analysis of musical compositions. This study provides background into the application of grammars in the generation of musical compositions and a full implementation of the transformations defined by Smoliar. The implementation is in C, and the transformations can be performed interactively in an interpreted mode or incorporated into any C language program.
Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/10293
Date: 1988

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