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[AUDITORY] Note durations in music
I just reread the section on statistical analyses of tonal compositions, in Carol Krumhansl's (1990, p. 62-76) book, and note duration data is harder to come by than frequency of occurrence data.
You're probably already aware of this possibility, but this would be a perfect application for David Huron's Humdrum. The music database does include work for solo flute and other solo instruments.
Nicholas A. Smith, Ph.D.
Director, Perceptual Development Laboratory
Boys Town National Research Hospital
555 North 30th St, Omaha, NE, 68144
On Jun 13, 2013, at 11:00 PM, AUDITORY automatic digest system <LISTSERV@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:07:26 +0000
> From: "Patel, Aniruddh D." <a.patel@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Note durations in music
> Dear list,
> I'm trying to find papers which report measurements of two aspects of note =
> duration in solo instrumental monophonic music (e.g., recordings of solo vi=
> olin, cello, trumpet, clarinet, flute, etc. - not piano, guitar, or other i=
> nstruments that can play multiple notes simultaneously).
> 1. The average duration of notes in a piece
> 2. A histogram of note durations in the piece
> Thus for example this solo cello prelude by JS Bach last about 4 minutes an=
> d contains N notes (anybody know?), so the average note duration in this pi=
> ece is about N/240 notes/sec.
> If one could measure the duration of each note in this recording, then one =
> could plot the histogram of note durations in the piece.
> Is anyone aware of such data for any solo monophonic instrument? Musical s=
> tyle doesn't matter (can be classical, folk, etc.).
> Ani Patel
> Aniruddh D. Patel
> Associate Professor
> Dept. of Psychology
> Tufts University
> 490 Boston Ave.
> Medford, MA 02115