ERIC Number: ED194057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Model for Generative Harmonic Dictation.
Bales, W. Kenton
This BASIC computer program designed to help music theory students practice harmonic dictation generates examples for students to use in a drill and practice approach in developing aural skills. To facilitate the implementation of effective generative algorithms, the author has used a non-linear analytical technique similar to the chord symbol analysis that students in a music theory classroom might use. He believes this approach is superior to the linear or Schenkerian approach used in previous research because, in order for computers to generate progressions in a linear fashion, great amounts of temporary storage must be available, and complex parallel processing techniques must be implemented in the programming. The non-linear analytical technique avoids these problems. Documentation for the computer program is included. (Author/LLS)
Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: BASIC Programing Language; Harmonic Dictation
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Development of Computer-Based Instructional Systems (Washington, DC, April 1-3, 1980).