Automated Harmonic Analysis On Common Practice Music

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jesse David Sykes (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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R. Mitchell Parry

Abstract: The following thesis reports on work performed to replicate and improve upon an algorithm for the Roman numeral harmonic analysis of homophonic choral music. Improvements made aimed to expand the reach of the algorithm, which was initially implemented specifically with Bach chorales in mind, to the broader period of common practice art music and the homophonic choral music within it. The thesis concludes by exploring potential Web-based applications for the algorithm's new implementation, with particular focus on the area of music theory education. *The associated code has been included as a supplement to this paper on the NC Docks archive.

Additional Information

Honors Project
Sykes, D. (2017). "Automated Harmonic Analysis On Common Practice Music." Unpublished Honors Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2017
music theory, harmonic analysis, software automation, homophonic choral music, music pedagogy

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