MUSICAL ALGORITHMS AND FUNDAMENTAL STRUCTURES
By writing algorithms to complete counterpoint exercises in the style of Johann Joseph Fux's Gradus ad Parnassum, a hierarchy of preferences between the given rules can be determined by testing different prioritizations of those rules. While conducting the study, it was found that strict adherence to any prioritization of rules led to deterministic or near-deterministic results, indicating the possibility of a "fundamental structure of counterpoint" similar to the fundamental structures described by Heinrich Schenker. The study was conducted using four iterations of an algorithm capable of completing counterpoint exercises in the first species. Subsequently, implications of the findings are discussed along with recommendations for future iterations of algorithmic design.
Meehan, Eric. (). MUSICAL ALGORITHMS AND FUNDAMENTAL STRUCTURES (Master's Thesis, East Carolina University). Retrieved from the Scholarship. (http://hdl.handle.net/10342/8593.)
Meehan, Eric. MUSICAL ALGORITHMS AND FUNDAMENTAL STRUCTURES. Master's Thesis. East Carolina University, . The Scholarship. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/8593. April 20, 2021.
Meehan, Eric, “MUSICAL ALGORITHMS AND FUNDAMENTAL STRUCTURES” (Master's Thesis., East Carolina University, ).
Meehan, Eric. MUSICAL ALGORITHMS AND FUNDAMENTAL STRUCTURES [Master's Thesis]. Greenville, NC: East Carolina University; .
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