Melodic Similarity (Paperback)

Concepts, Procedures, and Applications

By Walter B. Hewlett (Editor), Eleanor Selfridge-Field (Editor), Elanor Selfridge-Field

Mit Press, 9780262581752, 244pp.

Publication Date: January 29, 1999

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This volume covers a wide range of approaches to fundamental questions about music, such as: What is similarity in music? How do we recognize it? How can we program computers to recognize it? Topics include concepts and procedures, tools and applications, human melodic judgments, and online tools for melodic searching. The contributors draw on theoretical approaches and practical results from computer science and network models, folk-music archives and bibliographical collaborations, algorithmic composition, classical-music history, ethnomusicology and social psychology, and case law in claims of popular music plagiarism.

ContributorsDavid Bainbridge, David Cope, Tim Crawford, Charles Cronin, Ewa Dahlig, Dominik Hornel, John Howard, Costas S. Iliopoulos, Andreas Kornstadt, Rodger J. McNab, Nigel Nettheim, Donncha O Maidin, Rajeev Raman, Helmut Schaffrath, Eleanor Selfridge-Field, Lloyd A. Smith, Ian H. Witten, Masato Yako.C.

About the Author

Walter B. Hewlett is Professor of Music at Stanford University.