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An Alternative Postulate to see Melody as “Language”

Situngkir, Hokky (2007) An Alternative Postulate to see Melody as “Language”. [Departmental Technical Report]

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Abstract

The paper proposes a way to see melodic features in music/songs in the terms of “letters” constituting “words”, while in return investigating the fulfillment of Zipf-Mandelbrot Law in them. Some interesting findings are reported including some possible conjectures for classification of melodic and musical artifacts considering several aspects of culture. The paper ends with some discussions related to further directions, be it enrichment in musicology and the possible plan for musical generative art.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:melody in music, Zipf-Mandelbrot Law, musical categories, generative art
Subjects:Computer Science > Statistical Models
Computer Science > Language
Linguistics > Computational Linguistics
Computer Science > Complexity Theory
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
ID Code:5593
Deposited By:Situngkir, Mr Hokky
Deposited On:14 Jul 2007
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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