Rehashing some questions – Individual Project

BIG OVERARCHING QUESTION: What is musical form and how do we cognize it?

Smaller questions:
*What are the temporal parameters that influence perception of musical form? How do they influence structure?
*Are temporal parameters stronger or weaker than melodic/timbral/etc. parameters? Are they separate from the other parameters?
*NARROWER: How does musical temporality (rhythm/meter/etc.) affect categorization/similarity perception of musical structures? 


Clarke, Eric F. & Carol Krumhansl (1990). Perceiving Musical Time.” Music Perception 7(3), 213-251.

Cook, Nicholas. “The Perception of Large-Scale Tonal Closure.” Music Perception 5(2), 197-205.

Deliege, Irene. “Similarity Perception – Categorization – Cue Abstraction.” Music Perception 18(3), 233-243.

Reybrouck, Mark (2004). “Music Cognition, Semiotics and the Experience of Time: Ontosemantical and Epistemological Claims.” Journal of New Music Research 33(4), 411-428.

Tillmann, Barbara & Emmanuel Bigand (2004). “The Relative Importance of Local and Global Structures in Music Perception.” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 62(2), 211-222.


One thought on “Rehashing some questions – Individual Project

  1. Hi stefanie, this strikes me as an awesome topic! I really like the possibilities inherent in your question. Just a quick question for clarity: what would be the difference between structure and form? Also, how will you account for certain parameters being stronger or weaker than others?

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