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  Musical analysis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Analysis is an activity most often engaged in by musicologists and most often applied to western classical music, although music of non-western cultures and that of an oral tradition, rather than written, is also often analysed.
Jean Molino (1975a: 50-51) shows that musical analysis shifted from an emphasis upon the poietic vantage point to an esthesic one at the beginning of the eighteenth century (Nattiez 1990: 137).
Musicologists associated with the new musicology often use musical analysis (traditional or not) along with or to support their examinations of the performance practice and social situations in which music is produced and which produce music, and vice versus.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Musical_analysis   (1838 words)

 Musical analysis -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Musical analysis can be defined as a process attempting to answer the question "how does this (An artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner) music work?".
Edward Cone ("Analysis Today") argues that musical analysis lies in between (The act of describing something) description and (Written instructions from a physician or dentist to a druggist concerning the form and dosage of a drug to be issued to a given patient) prescription.
"Hermeneutic reading of a musical text is based on a description, a 'naming' of the (The perception of pleasant arrangements of musical notes) melody's elements, but adds to it a hermeneutic and phenomenological depth that, in the hands of a talented writer, can result in genuine interpretive masterworks....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/M/Mu/Musical_analysis.htm   (1789 words)

 Encyclopedia: Essays in Musical Analysis
Classical music is music considered classical, as sophisticated and refined, in a regional tradition.
Each volume focused on a certain genre of orchestral or choral music (for example, Volumes I and II were devoted to 'Symphonies'; Volume III to 'Concertos'), with perhaps two or three dozen works discussed with the help of plentiful music examples.
Chamber music is a form of classical music, written for a small group of instruments which traditionally could be accommodated in a palace chamber.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Essays-in-Musical-Analysis   (477 words)

 ICMA : Array
The musical interpretation of these terms are defined and further explained in the introduction with the strained analogies of an evening at the concert and the preparation in front of a mirror for such an outing.
Characteristics of Music which cannot be defined in mathematical terms are explained by additional transformations, such as 'snapping' of notes to a correct musical harmony.
Depending on the author's definitions of mathematical concepts and their mappings to a musical set, his thesis that 'all music has a built-in self-similarity' is either too general and thus isĀ  trivial or it is not supported by enough analysis and definition in this chapter.
www.notam02.no /icma/array.php?artid=12   (772 words)

 Schenkerian analysis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Schenkerian analysis is an approach to musical analysis devised by Heinrich Schenker.
The bass arpeggiation is a two-stage progression: first moving from I to V and then from V back to I. Schenker came to understand every tonal work to be an embellishment of an Ursatz, giving precision to the claim that a tonal work unfolds in a particular triad or key.
For example, he suggests that the properties described as natural phenomenon by Schenker be considered axioms and he also formulated a system to compose twelve-tone music that was "equally intricate and fruitful." Allen Forte also responded to Schenker by providing an alternative system applicable to the analysis of nontonal nontwelve tone music.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Schenkerian_analysis   (798 words)

 Musical Analysis by Computer Following Cognitive Model of Induction of Analogies.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
With music, human may simulate the whole mystery of nature: its order, its beauty but also the unlimited complexity of its expression.
One important aim of music analysis would be to explicit in detail the organization in music that induces so much effect in our consciousness.
For this reason, and also because it may be preferable to analyze music objectively, the inner mechanisms that enable us to understand music have to be modellized.
www.ircam.fr /equipes/repmus/lartillot/icmc/index-e.html   (223 words)

 Greenwood Publishing Group I1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
A musical experience is marked by the synthesis of passion and rationality, emotion and understanding, and body and mind.
In response to the multiplicity of levels of musical significance, Ferrara's eclectic method draws upon a wide-ranging number of conventional and non-conventional approaches to musical analysis which results in a dialectic of methods.
This book is intended for trained music listeners and performers, music analysts, musicologists, and those interested in aesthetics and the development of music and music education.
info.greenwood.com /books/0313283/0313283451.html   (277 words)

 Armadillo: A Program for Non-Real and Real Time Analysis of Musical Sounds
In the case of tuned analysis, the signal is first interpolated to a new sampling frequency so that the signal's period corresponds to a power of two number of samples.
This may be used by instructors of musical instruments or voice to help students visualize how they can correct deficiencies in their sound production or by musicians in general as an aid to developing good tone quality.
Another possibility is classroom depiction of pre-recorded music as an aid to analysis of the music.
ems.music.uiuc.edu /~beaucham/software/armadillo/Armadillooverview.HTML   (946 words)

 Santa's Shop :: Anthology for Musical Analysis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
This landmark collection of over 200 complete musical compositions and movements, ranging in time from the Middle Ages to the present, contains a large and varied body of music for study.
In addition to providing ample material for both a full-year course in the analysis of musical forms and a one-semester course in twentieth-century techniques, the book offers first- and second-year music theory classes a wealth of illustrations of chords, voice-leading techniques, and forms--plus some material for figured-bass realization and score reading.
Because the book consists primarily of music and takes no theoretical position, it is adaptable to any theoretical approach and to any type of curriculum, including those that combine theory study with music literature and the history of musical style.
santa.allfeeds.com /0155062182/Anthology_for_Musical_Analysis.html   (267 words)

 The Method of Abstraction: A Musical Analysis
Music theory, as traditionally approached, centers largely upon a description of Western music covering roughly the period from Bach’s chorales through the late Romantics.
The latter approach, with its variety of analysis, impresses one with the truth that no conceptual description is adequate to the reality.
Let us take an analogy from music, and examine the musical procedure termed "fugue." The fugue as a procedure ("formula") has its individual essence -- it is a fugue, and in a unified series (e.g., Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue) it adds its unique contribution to the whole.
www.religion-online.org /showarticle.asp?title=2596   (3849 words)

 Term Papers on Musical analysis of Firestarter by The Prodigy, describing tempo harmony rhythm, use of sounds, effects, ...
Term Papers on Musical analysis of Firestarter by The Prodigy, describing tempo harmony rhythm, use of sounds, effects, dynamics to create an atmosphere and to trigger emotions and feeling in the listener.
Musical analysis of Firestarter by The Prodigy, describing tempo harmony rhythm, use of sounds, effects, dynamics to create an atmosphere and to trigger emotions and feeling in the listener.
Title: Musical analysis of Firestarter by The Prodigy, describing tempo harmony rhythm, use of sounds, effects, dynamics to create an atmosphere and to trigger emotions and feeling in the listener.
www.essaywizards.com /research/Musical_analysis_of_Firestarte-139489.html   (287 words)

 Musical Analysis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The music is played expansively by the strings to give a sense of sweetness as the two reunite.
At 1:22 Frodo sees the map of the Shire and the music changes to more of a sense of longing with the low strings, long sustaining chords and a lack of a beat pattern.
Note: the material posted here is for the personal use of members of Decipher's Lord of the Rings Fan Club and may not be used for commercial or other unauthorized use, by publication, re-transmission, distribution, or otherwise, except as permitted by the Copyright Act or other law.
lotrscrapbook.bookloaf.net /ref/music/contents/track9.html   (581 words)

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Musical Analysis - selected bibliography Analytica: studies in the description and analysis of music.
The structure of music: a listener's guide; a study of music in terms of melody and counterpoint.
Layer analysis: a primer of elementary tonal structures.
www.uncg.edu /mus/courses/msbrewst/amr/contents/anlbib.txt   (443 words)

 Musical Analysis Check List for Songwriting and Musical Performance Rosalie Sommer Studio of Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Solos You Are Performing: An analysis of the musical qualities of solos you are performing will help you to perform more musically because you will more fully understand your solo.
These musical factors should be considered at all levels of advancement, even beginners need to evaluate the musical qualities of what they are playing.
The Rosalie Sommer Studio of Music is located in York County, PA serving students in the communities of Airville, Brogue, Craley, Dallastown, Delta, East Prospect, Fawn Grove, Felton, Glen Rock, Hellam, Jacobus, Loganville, New Park, New Freedom, Red Lion, Shrewsbury, Stewartstown, Windsor, Wrightsville, Yoe, and York.
yourpage.blazenet.net /rsmusic/composition_list_check.html   (354 words)

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Description: Detailed aural and visual analysis of musical examples of the principal forms used by the important composers of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern periods is included in this study.
Interpretation of musical symbols, structure and language is required every time a performer or teacher works with a musical composition.
If a musical work is scheduled to be discussed on a particular day, however, the student should have analyzed and listened to the work before coming to class.
www.mc.edu /campus/users/sclater/Music417syllabus.doc   (1559 words)

 CCARH Courses and Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
This two-quarter sequence, offered yearly in the winter and spring quarters, is devoted to understanding symbolic musical information as it is used in different application domains (Mus 253/CS 275A) and providing an in-depth experience with data representations for musical analysis, or a related research questions (Mus 254/CS 275B).
A basic understanding of the nature of music representation facilitates rapid learning of new notation and sound software, as well as conversion of musical data between applications.
It also forms a solid foundation for the development of research projects involving music query, analysis, and style simulation which are topics covered in Mus 254/CS 275B.
www.ccarh.org /courses/253   (202 words)

 CRITICAL THINKING IN POSTMODERN MUSICAL ANALYSIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
This paper discusses the music by John Zorn, which has been widely praised as an example of postmodern composition, employing experimental performance techniques and musical pastiche.
I argue that Zorn's use of images featured on the exteriors of recordings including Torture Garden and Guts of a Virgin is inextricably related to the music contained within and that some of his compositions are constructed so as to be deliberately oppositional and socially antagonistic in their representations of race and sexuality.
In examining Zorn's use of confrontational techniques in his music, texts, and visual images, I critique the more general practice of analyzing music in order to celebrate structure while overlooking the social dimensions of that structure.
www.societymusictheory.org /html/events/abstracts/smt-96.abstracts/hisama.html   (167 words)

analysis of its musical structure, as indicated in its traditional cantillation marks,
analysis of the rhetorical structure of textual units such as cantos, strophes, and the like.
The general introduction to logotechnical analysis written by Professor Casper J. Labuschagne and entitled "Did the writers of the Bible use numbers as a way of structuring their texts?" found here is important background for understanding the logoprosodic analysis set forth in this site.
www.bibal.net /04/04-index.html   (602 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | Beethoven was a narcissistic hooligan
From the speculations of Pythagoras about the "music of the spheres" in ancient Greece onwards, most western musicians had agreed that musical beauty was based on a mysterious connection between sound and mathematics, and that this provided music with an objective goal, something that transcended the individual composer's idiosyncrasies and aspired to the universal.
Like Bach's perfectly formed fugues and Vivaldi's sparkling concertos, Mozart's music epitomises the baroque and classical ideals of formal elegance and functional harmony; his compositions "unfold with every harmonic turn placed at the right moment, to leave, at the end, a sense of perfect finish and unity", as the music critic Paul Griffiths puts it.
Mozart gives you music that asks to be appreciated for its own sake, and you don't need to know anything about the composer's life to enjoy it.
www.guardian.co.uk /arts/features/story/0,11710,1500951,00.html   (939 words)

Its music is highly structured and is orally transmitted by means of a meta-language: a set of mnemonics both indicating drum strokes and imitating their sounds.
In the analysis mode the bol(s) of a given piece are transformed into `intermediate symbols' which are then reduced to abstract `starting symbols' representing the type of composition or variation to which that piece belongs.
This has already led to a more accurate description of tabla music than has hitherto been achieved, and the implications are that in future it will be possible to make more meaningful comparisons with other tabla `dialects' and related drum and dance languages.
lucy.ukc.ac.uk /bicaweb/b4_/kippen.html   (1873 words)

 The violin concerto: musical analysis - Ludwig van Beethoven - Dominique PRÉVOT
The Violin Concerto is the most accurate reflection of the lyrical side of Beethoven's musical personality.
There is no trace of tragic intensity, inner struggle, suffering or overwhelming passion anywhere in the forty-five minute long piece: it is governed by a superior harmony and an equilibrium of scale which make the work one of the highpoints in the history of music.
It was the violinist Joseph Joachim, friend of Brahms (to whom his violin concerto is dedicated), who brought the concert to light in 1844; his performances of the piece were conducted by Mendelsshon and Schumann on various occasions.
www.lvbeethoven.com /Oeuvres_Presentation/Presentation-Concerto-Violin.html   (611 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Books: A Guide to Musical Analysis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
This book is a well thought out and engaging summary of music analysis, which in turn is an indispensable part of the scholarly study of music.
The reviewers who complain of the difficulty of the book have obviously never read any heavy duty music analysis, because if they had they would instantly see the difference between the obfuscation and pseudo-scientific mumbo-jumbo which clutters up so much of the field, and Cook's incisive, clear headed, and elegantly written perceptions.
This book is one of the reasons why analysis is seen as an overly-complicated part of musical education.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0198165080   (576 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Fractals in Music: Introductory Mathematics for Musical Analysis (Inmusic (Salt Lake City, Utah), ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Music and Mathematics: From Pythagoras to Fractals by John Fauvel
Advertised as "music theory for the new millennium," it discusses Fibonacci numbers, statistics, and Fourier analysis, as well as randomicity, correlation, and inner/outer form.
As a fractal music hobbyist, I have been dismayed that there are so few resources that attempt to apply knowledge of fractals to music.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0967172756?v=glance   (1453 words)

 Book details & reviews for 'Understanding Rock Music: Essays in Musical Analysis', ISBN: 0195100050   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
In the last twenty years, scholars have become increasingly interested in rock music, and this is evinced by the ever burgeoning literature devoted to rock music, the musicians who make it, and the fans who enjoy it.
These essays also suggest how the analysis of rock music prompts the consideration of new issues in music and musical analysis and scholarship.
The field of rock and pop studies in music academia is growing, from Beatles to Beach Boys to Tori Amos to Radiohead.
www.cheapassguys.com /bookdetails_isbn--0195100050.html   (589 words)

 Theory and Analysis of Musical Rhythm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
For some analysts, the rhythmic structure of tonal music is so closely allied to its metrical organization that "(rhythm and meter are) identical."1 In this view, our experience of musical rhythm depends on the periodic stress supplied by a regularly recurring meter.
Graduate students at Indiana University have recently started Rhythm in Tonal Music: A Bibliography and Glossary of Terms, an expanding database of terms and citations relating to rhythm in tonal music.
Rhythm and Linear Analysis: CH 7, "Rhythm and Linear Analysis" in Lester,
cctr.umkc.edu /~bauera/tar.html   (949 words)

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