String-based methods for tonal harmony: A corpus study of Haydn's string quartets [article]

David R. W. Sears
2020 arXiv   pre-print
This chapter considers how string-based methods might be adapted to address music-analytic questions related to the discovery of musical organization, with particular attention devoted to the analysis of tonal harmony. I begin by applying the taxonomy of mental organization proposed by Mandler (1979) to the concept of musical organization. Using this taxonomy as a guide, I then present evidence for three principles of tonal harmony -- recurrence, syntax, and recursion -- using a corpus of Haydn string quartets.
arXiv:2006.15411v1 fatcat:a4zc3yktbjf3xde4hegavsedme