ERIC Number: ED109017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May-30
Reference Count: 0
Varieties and Trends in Music Analysis: A Commentary on the Literature. Technical Note 3-72-14.
This commentary examines the primary types of music analysis. Although the study focuses mainly upon individual trends and schools of thought, some attention is given to the evolution of ideas within the field. Methodologies are considered in the light of their applicability to individual or classroom analysis by students. From the most traditional point of view, music possesses four constituent components: melody, harmony, rhythm, and form. The components are separable for concentrated descriptive and analytical purposes but can also be considered in selected combinations or all together for comprehensive analytical work. Analysis methodologies described include the following: musical forms, schemes, and designs; music appreciation; melodic analysis; rhythmic analysis; harmonic analysis; Schenker system or tonal analysis; unit theory; style analysis; musical performance analysis; complete composition analysis; phenomenological analysis or the human physical and psychological response to music; music as information communication; computer musical analysis; analysis in the elementary school; and comprehensive music analysis. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.
Note: For related document, see SO 008 445