Tonal Pitch Space

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Conceived as both a music theoretic treatise and a contribution to the cognitive science of music, Tonal Pitch Space weaves connections between music-theoretic and psychological literature. Music theorists will be interested in the volume's many technical innovations, musicologists in its account of historically evolving tonal space, composers in its potentialities for structuring musical materials, computer musicians in its progress toward modeling the complexities of musical listening, cognitive psychologists ...
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Overview

Conceived as both a music theoretic treatise and a contribution to the cognitive science of music, Tonal Pitch Space weaves connections between music-theoretic and psychological literature. Music theorists will be interested in the volume's many technical innovations, musicologists in its account of historically evolving tonal space, composers in its potentialities for structuring musical materials, computer musicians in its progress toward modeling the complexities of musical listening, cognitive psychologists in its empirical hypotheses and predictions, and philosophers and critics in its implications for a theory of musical expression.
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"Tonal Pitch Space is one of the most important books to come along in music theory and music cognition in a while. The degree of detail that Lerdahl builds into his model is extraordinary, and the consistency with which he references not only the research literature of cognitive psychology but also that of the full breadth of the history of music theory will ensure its importance to both groups of scholars for some time to come."--Computer Music Journal

"[Tonal Pitch Space] is an awe-inspiring achievement. It is bursting at the seams with interesting ideas and perceptive analytic insights. It breaks new ground in establishing rigorous, algorithmic procedures for sophisticated music theories and in forging strong connections between music theory and music psychology. It engages other work in the field in the most exemplary way (one can only marvel at the wealth of references, not only to music theory past and present but also to psychology and other disciplines)--building on the ideas of others but always offering fresh insights and perspectives."--Musicae Scientiae

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195178296
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 12/9/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Theoretical foundations 3
2 Diatonic space 41
3 Paths in pitch space 89
4 Tonal tension and attraction 142
5 Prolongational functions 193
6 Chromatic tonal spaces 249
7 Prolongations in chromatic spaces 298
8 Atonal structures 344
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