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Computational Music Analysis

Editors: Meredith, David (Ed.)

  • Includes algorithms for computing structural descriptions of musical works and corpora
  • Explains applications of computational music analysis algorithms and methodologies for evaluating the output of music analysis algorithms
  • Authors include leading researchers in this domain
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About this book

This book provides an in-depth introduction and overview of current research in computational music analysis. Its seventeen chapters, written by leading researchers, collectively represent the diversity as well as the technical and philosophical sophistication of the work being done today in this intensely interdisciplinary field. A broad range of approaches are presented, employing techniques originating in disciplines such as linguistics, information theory, information retrieval, pattern recognition, machine learning, topology, algebra and signal processing. Many of the methods described draw on well-established theories in music theory and analysis, such as Forte's pitch-class set theory, Schenkerian analysis, the methods of semiotic analysis developed by Ruwet and Nattiez, and Lerdahl and Jackendoff's Generative Theory of Tonal Music

 

The book is divided into six parts, covering methodological issues, harmonic and pitch-class set analysis, form and voice-separation, grammars and hierarchical reduction, motivic analysis and pattern discovery and, finally, classification and the discovery of distinctive patterns. 

 

As a detailed and up-to-date picture of current research in computational music analysis, the book provides an invaluable resource for researchers, teachers and students in music theory and analysis, computer science, music information retrieval and related disciplines. It also provides a state-of-the-art reference for practitioners in the music technology industry.


About the authors

David Meredith is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Architecture, Design and Media Technology at Aalborg University. He has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in natural sciences and music from the University of Cambridge and a D.Phil. from the Faculty of Music of the University of Oxford. His research focuses on algorithms for analysing musical structure. He developed the first practical algorithms for discovering repeated patterns in polyphonic music and the most accurate pitch spelling algorithm to date. He is the lead investigator at Aalborg University on the EU collaborative project, "Learning to Create" (Lrn2Cre8).

Reviews

“A surprisingly large number of people in the computing field are also skilled musicians; this book will certainly appeal to them. … This volume is a collection of current papers that gives a good introduction to the current state of the field, popular techniques, and key challenges. … This book is well organized, deep, sound in methodology, challenging, and fascinating. It should be accessible for those with knowledge in both areas: computational methods and music.” (Creed Jones, Computing Reviews, computingreviews.com, June, 2016)

“The book has 17 chapters contributed by some of the leading music researchers, who have collectively done a terrific job in addressing as many topics as possible in this interdisciplinary area. … I would strongly recommend this lucidly edited volume to all music researchers, as well as to students of music theory and analysis. It will also be useful to those interested in music technology.” (Soubhik Chakraborty, Computing Reviews, computingreviews.com, June, 2016)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Music Analysis by Computer: Ontology and Epistemology

    Marsden, Alan

    Pages 3-28

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  • The Harmonic Musical Surface and Two Novel Chord Representation Schemes

    Cambouropoulos, Emilios

    Pages 31-56

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  • Topological Structures in Computer-Aided Music Analysis

    Bigo, Louis (et al.)

    Pages 57-80

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  • Contextual Set-Class Analysis

    Martorell, Agustín (et al.)

    Pages 81-110

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  • Computational Analysis of Musical Form

    Giraud, Mathieu (et al.)

    Pages 113-136

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eBook 79,72 €
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Hardcover 98,79 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computational Music Analysis
Editors
  • David Meredith
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-25931-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-25931-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-25929-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 480
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