Automatic Detection of Hierarchical Structure and Influence of Structure on Melody, Harmony and Rhythm in Popular Music

Shuqi Dai, Huan Zhang, Roger Dannenberg
2020 Zenodo  
Repetition is a basic indicator of musical structure. This study introduces new algorithms for identifying musical phrases based on repetition. Phrases combine to form sections yielding a two-level hierarchical structure. Automatically detected hierarchical repetition structures reveal significant interactions between structure and chord progressions, melody and rhythm. Different levels of hierarchy interact differently, providing evidence that structural hierarchy plays an important role in
more » ... ic beyond simple notions of repetition or similarity. Our work suggests new applications for music generation and music evaluation.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4285402 fatcat:sv7fww6zn5cpjaqxsihapcdpkm