Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations

Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations

David Lewin


David Lewin's Generalized Musical periods and modifications is well-known because the seminal paintings paving the way in which for present reviews in mathematical and systematic methods to tune research. Lewin, one of many twentieth century's such a lot favorite figures in song thought, pushes the bounds of the examine of pitch-structure past its perception as a static approach for classifying and inter-relating chords and units. recognized by means of such a lot tune theorists as "GMIT", the e-book is by means of a long way the main major contribution to the sphere of systematic song thought within the final half-century, producing the framework for the "transformational conception" stream. showing nearly 20 years after GMIT's preliminary book, this Oxford collage Press variation includes a formerly unpublished preface by means of David Lewin, in addition to a foreword by way of Edward Gollin contextualizing the work's value for the present box of tune theory.

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