Organizational Processes in Music

  • Diana Deutsch


In this paper we shall examine musical organization from several points of view. First we shall consider how the listener sorts the components of a musical configuration into separate groupings. Next we shall discuss some issues involving the formation of musical abstractions so as to lead to perceptual equivalences and similarities. And finally, hierarchical organization in music will be considered.


Serial Position Curve Tonal Sequence Component Tone Temporal Segmentation Gestalt Principle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diana Deutsch
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  1. 1.Center for Human Information ProcessingUniversity of California at San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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