Pitch class set categories as analysis tools for degrees of tonality

Aline Honingh*, Rens Bod

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Abstract

This is an explorative paper in which we present a new method for music analysis based on pitch class set categories. It has been shown before that pitch class sets can be divided into six different categories. Each category inherits a typical character which can "tell" something about the music in which it appears. In this paper we explore the possibilities of using pitch class set categories for 1) classification in major/minor mode, 2) classification in tonal/atonal music, 3) determination of a degree of tonality, and 4) determination of a composer's period.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2010
Pages459-464
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2010 - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 9 Aug 201013 Aug 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 11th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2010

Conference

Conference11th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2010
CountryNetherlands
CityUtrecht
Period9/08/1013/08/10

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