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ERIC Number: ED358000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 32
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Where Went Black Jack Davy? A Hierarchical Approach to Tune Analysis and Comparison.
Killam, Rosemary N.
An intermingling of folk and art music lends credence to the analysis of folk music through systems designed for art music. Fred Lerdahl and Ray Jackendoff presented a system useful for folk music analysis. The system, which Lerdahl and Jackendoff developed from Schenkerian analysis and structural linguistics, works under the assumption that a piece of music proceeds from stability to instability, returning to stability at its end. Two variants of "Black Jack Davy," Child Ballad number 200, are used to demonstrate the system's usefulness in drawing relationships between surface adjacencies and in making melodic and formal relationships explicit. The analysis coding is quick and simple and provides a deeper concept of the music. Four appendices and a list of 13 selected references are attached. (LBG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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