Chunking Sound for Musical Analysis

  • Rolf Inge Godøy
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02518-1_4

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5493)
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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.


Chunking musical analysis timescales action-units coarticulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rolf Inge Godøy
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  1. 1.Department of MusicologyUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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