An Internet experiment: (Roger Watt )

Subject: An Internet experiment:
From:    Roger Watt  <watt(at)COMPSCI.STIRLING.AC.UK>
Date:    Fri, 22 Apr 1994 10:59:21 BST

If you have a basic knowledge of harmonisation and can spare about 20 minutes, we could use your help! At Stirling University, Prof. Roger Watt and I are collecting different harmonisations for unaccompanied gaelic folk tunes in an investigation into relationships between harmony and melody of simple tunes. Participants are asked to harmonise three melodies as they think suitable, and to indicate subjective melody breaks. We are especially interested the potential of utilising the network for collecting a wide variety of responses. The cross-cultural aspect will be of great interest as well: the breadth of musicians that can be reached through the network should yield rich data. Therefore, we are hoping that those with even a little harmonisation experience will participate. No special requirements are necessary to participate, other than having access to a computer on the network. The files are all in ASCII format, and require no music program of any kind. Responses may be e-mailed in return, or posted back if you wish to write out your harmonisation. If you are interested, please feel free to download the files listed below via anonymous FTP from If you do not have access to FTP or have any questions, please e-mail Lawrence Gerstley at ldg(at) Thank you in advance for your time and participation. Files located in directory pub/CCCN/gaelic: UNIX gaelic1.tar Macintosh gaelic1.sit IBM If loading individual files: This file: plea.txt tune1.txt tune2.txt tune3.txt readme.txt

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