Modelling musical cognition as a community of experts

Marsden, Alan and Pople, Anthony (1989) Modelling musical cognition as a community of experts. Contemporary Music Review, 3 (1). pp. 29-42. ISSN 0749-4467

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Abstract

A consistent deficiency in past modelling of musical cognition has been the failure to take account of the flexibility and adaptability of musicians' behaviour. This flexibility, mose evident when dealing with music of a ‘transitional’ nature, as illustrated in discussion of a piece by Skryabin, suggests that, while existing music-theoretic concepts continue to provide a basis, models must break down the monoliths of music theory into a pluralistic interaction. Similar concerns have exercised researchers in other cognitive domains, leading to proposals for novel modelling frameworks. The potential of one of these ‘constraint systems’, is explored through a preliminary model of the recognition of harmonies and the interpretation of dissonant notes.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Contemporary Music Review
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1210
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Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
ID Code: 129367
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 05 Dec 2018 09:54
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 21:28
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/129367

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