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Journal of Music Theory (2012) 56 (2): 169–223.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Panayotis Mavromatis This article presents a general-purpose formalism for modeling musical syntax as a probabilistic musical grammar. The formal probabilistic framework offers a precise yet flexible characterization of musical style as structure and process. Moreover, the grammar can be built...
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Journal of Music Theory (2019) 63 (2): 269–281.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Janet Bourne 269 Journal of Music Theory 63:2, October 2019 DOI 10.1215/00222909-7795212 © 2019 by Yale University Lawrence Zbikowski Foundations of Musical Grammar Oxford University Press, 2017: 272 pp. ($44.95 cloth) Janet Bourne Imagine that a composition teacher assigns the following homework...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (1): 121–140.
Published: 01 April 2010
... Journal of Music Theory part of this essay, with these points of commonality in mind, turns to Cavell’s essay on Schoenberg and its partial engagement with Adorno. II. Encounters begun 2.1. Twelve-tone grammar Cavell begins his...
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Journal of Music Theory (2022) 66 (1): 43–62.
Published: 01 April 2022
... something quite different.) 2 The term root was not applied to the root concept until 1806, when John Wall Callcott ( 1806 : 148) wrote in his Musical Grammar : “The Prime , or lowest Note of the Triad, was called by Rameau its fundamental Base. In this Work, the term Radical Base , or simply...
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Journal of Music Theory (2018) 62 (1): 41–84.
Published: 01 April 2018
... 31 / 3 : 192 – 204 . Gjerdingen Robert O. Bourne Janet . 2015 . “ Schema Theory as a Construction Grammar .” Music Theory Online 21 / 2 . www.mtosmt.org/issues/mto.15.21.2/mto.15.21.2.gjerdingen_bourne.html . Gjerdingen Robert O. Perrott David . 2008 . “ Scanning...
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Journal of Music Theory (2000) 44 (1): 45–79.
Published: 01 April 2000
... ficta Revisited: Josquin's Ave Maria in Context.” Music Theory Online , 2 /6, September: mto.96.2.6.bent.tlk ———. 1998 . “ The Grammar of Early Music: Preconditions for Analysis .” In Judd 1998: 15 -59. Blackburn, Bonnie J. 1999 . Review of Brothers 1997, Journal of the American...
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Journal of Music Theory (2013) 57 (1): 159–191.
Published: 01 April 2013
.... He addresses the problem of symmetry by adding a new constraint on chord succession, in the form of directed graphs of roman numerals that express a harmonic grammar, that is, a representation of all syntactically 182 Journal of Music Theory...
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Journal of Music Theory (2007) 51 (1): 85–135.
Published: 01 April 2007
... and had acquired correct grammar, the skill to converse in Parisian society seemed to require something more. Perhaps traditional concepts of grammar are too narrow. Consider the following proposal delivered by Joan Bybee (2006, 711) in her presidential address to the Linguistic Society of America...
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Journal of Music Theory (2013) 57 (1): 47–85.
Published: 01 April 2013
... in Performers .” Ph.D. diss. , Columbia University . Jackendoff Ray . 2002 . Foundations of Language: Brain, Meaning, Grammar, Evolution . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Jones Mari Riess . 1976 . “ Time, Our Lost Dimension: Toward a New Theory of Perception, Attention, and Memory...
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Journal of Music Theory (2000) 44 (1): 81–99.
Published: 01 April 2000
... of Riemann’s analysis are obvious enough. What is worth emphasizing is his use of abstract categories to promote a hierarchical conception of musical form. In linguistic terms, one could assemble a rudimentary phrase structure grammar from the expansion techniques and examples that are set forth...
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Journal of Music Theory (2022) 66 (2): 262–272.
Published: 01 October 2022
... of teaching counterpoint. For Gjerdingen, the first and worst way to learn a language, and music, is by a “prescriptive grammar.” To support his thinking, he discusses works by linguists such as John McHardy Sinclair and Albert Bates Lords and shows the importance of collocation . According to Gjerdingen...
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Journal of Music Theory (2006) 50 (2): 143–179.
Published: 01 October 2006
... in asso- ciative terms, for such connections among linking harmonies would appear to contradict one of the most fundamental premises of Schenkerian theory, the distinction between what Felix Salzer (1962, 10–11) calls chord grammar and chord...
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Journal of Music Theory (2018) 62 (1): 85–118.
Published: 01 April 2018
... . Taylor Benedict . 2010 . “ Modal Four-Note Pitch Collections in the Music of Dvořák’s Ameri-can Period .” Music Theory Spectrum 32 / 1 : 44 – 59 . Taylor Benedict . 2017 . Towards a Harmonic Grammar of Grieg’s Late Piano Music . Abingdon : Routledge/RMA Monographs . Tovey...
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Journal of Music Theory (2006) 50 (2): 211–251.
Published: 01 October 2006
...,” and “sentence” frequently; we hypothesize grammar and syntax for common-practice music; we engage semiotics to understand musical meaning; and we often refer to music itself as a language—a mode of expression or even communication.3 Of course, the mapping between...
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Journal of Music Theory (2002) 46 (1-2): 285–345.
Published: 01 October 2002
..., words become organ- ized into sentences—another system, and one capable of expressing state- ments in accordance with a particular grammar, syntax and semantics. Fourth, we have a text whose value, or literary worth, is judged by aes- thetic values that prevail in the language, culture...
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Journal of Music Theory (2020) 64 (1): 123–136.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Moore. 1977. Imitation of Facial and Manual Gestures in Human Neonates. Science, no. 198: 75 78. Zbikowski, Lawrence. 2002. Conceptualizing Music: Cognitive Structure, Theory, and Analysis. New York: Oxford University Press. Zbikowski, Lawrence. 2017. Foundations of Musical Grammar. New York: Oxford...
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Journal of Music Theory (2017) 61 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 April 2017
...: Cognitive Structure, Theory, and Analysis . Oxford : Oxford University Press . ———. 2008 . “Dance Topoi, Sonic Analogues, and Musical Grammar: Communicating with Music in the Eighteenth Century.” In Communication in Eighteenth-Century Music , ed. Mirka Danuta Agawu Kofi , 283 – 309...
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Journal of Music Theory (2003) 47 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 April 2003
... of Music . Ed. Eero Tarasti. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyer. ____. 1998 . “Greimas's Narrative Grammar and the Analysis of Sonata Form.” Intégral 12 : 1 -23. ____. 1999 . “Paul Ricoeur's Theories of Musical Narrative and their Relevance for Musical Narrativity.” Indiana Theory Review...
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Journal of Music Theory (2008) 52 (1): 159–180.
Published: 01 April 2008
...- mental as well as human music. Unpitched percussion, the laughing and groaning of men, and the sounds of animals were defined as vox confusa, as was any human song that lacked discrete pitches. (Leach outlines this binary division of vox in grammar and music in an appendix...
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Journal of Music Theory (2019) 63 (2): 261–267.
Published: 01 October 2019
...) and Daniel Harrison (1994). While doing so allows a healthy liberation of harmonic function from the bonds of classical triadic grammar Doll describes unhinging domi- nant function from 5 and subdominant function from 4 (30) the familiar dominant and subdominant characteristics of scale degrees 7 and 6...