Chunking Sound for Musical Analysis
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- Godøy R.I. (2009) Chunking Sound for Musical Analysis. In: Ystad S., Kronland-Martinet R., Jensen K. (eds) Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval. Genesis of Meaning in Sound and Music. CMMR 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5493. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
One intriguing issue in music analysis is that of segmentation, or parsing, of continuous auditory streams into some kinds of meaningful and analytically convenient units, a process that can be denoted as chunking. The purpose of this paper is to present a theory of chunking in musical analysis based on perceptual features of sound and on our own research on musical gestures, suggesting that music-related actions are essential in the process of chunking.
KeywordsChunking musical analysis timescales action-units coarticulation
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