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ERIC Number: ED194057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A