ERIC Number: ED118369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: 0
What's In a Tune.
The work described in this paper dealt with two tasks: (1) to determine an individual's particular representation of a melody--how he represents it to himself, what relations he finds, and (2) to observe how an individual's representation of a melody might change in the course of working with given melodic materials in an experimental situation. Students were provided a musical gadgetry in which a typewriter was coupled with a computer and a "music box." The box could produce a five octave range of pitches and could play up to four parts simultaneously. Subjects were to build a tune which made sense to them. From this, strategies which they invoked and decisions they made were studied. Narrative accounts of two students' efforts appear in the report. (Author/CP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Artificial Intelligence Lab.
Note: For related documents, see ED 077 236, 240-243, SE 019 893-894, and 896-900