Re: COMMENT on test results (Alexandra Hettergott )

Subject: Re: COMMENT on test results
From:    Alexandra Hettergott  <a.hettergott(at)>
Date:    Thu, 3 May 2001 21:44:13 +0200

Martin Braun wrote : >nobody else [as OTF] was able to return ANYTHING. >The most important result is that nobody ... could say WHICH >syntactic expectations of a listener possibly could be satisfied or >violated. I take this as strong evidence that the given chord sequence >may be totally UNRELATED to syntactic expectations of listeners. Well, a good way to give proof of statistical evidence : 1 participant = result 0 = 100% of a negative answer ... >both music styles [Mariah Carey / Edvard Grieg] >are not only separated by about 120 years, but also by immense >differences in music production and in listening habits of audiences. >This means that there is NOTHING style-specific in this chord pattern. As has been stated -- and as you're suggesting in your reply -- besides mere chord succession 'style' does well imply other compositional aspects, as e.g., instrumentation, rhythmization, formal structure, motive preference / processing .... :ah

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