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Simon Palfrey and Tiffany Stern

in Shakespeare in Parts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272051
eISBN:
9780191699580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272051.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter introduces some of the basic things that all actors would look out for in their written part-texts. It then explores how Shakespeare adapts and transforms these widespread practices and ... More


The Canon

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

A brief review is provided of sixteen core traditional rules of voice leading as formulated in the late Baroque period. These rules are typically taught as part of the core theory curriculum in ... More


Direct Intervals Revisited

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The Direct or Hidden Intervals rule has a special status in the voice-leading canon. It offers two lessons. First, the direct intervals rule provides a logical link between three perceptual ... More


Types of Part-Writing

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Four additional perceptual principles are described that are occasionally linked to the practice of voice leading: onset synchrony, limited density, timbral differentiation, and source location. ... More


Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

David. Huron

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Voice leading is the musical art of combining sounds over time. This book offers an accessible account of the cognitive and perceptual foundations of voice leading. Drawing on decades of scientific ... More


The Feeling of Leading

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

A distinction is made between part-writing and voice leading. Even though music may exhibit correct part-writing, the music may nevertheless sounds like it is meandering aimlessly: voice leading adds ... More


Afterword

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

For those readers who teach voice leading and who would like to incorporate aspects of the pertinent research into their classes, this afterword offers some essential pedagogical advice.


Preference Rules

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The six auditory principles described in chapters 4, 5 and 6 are used to provide the basis for a detailed explanation of the core rules of voice leading. In presenting this explanatory account, ... More


Scene Setting

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Musical passages exhibit a wide range of textures. These can include monophony, tune-and-accompaniment, homophony, close harmony, polyphony, pseudo-polyphony, heterophony, and a wealth of specially ... More


Introduction

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

A brief introduction to voice leading practice is provided, including a thumbnail history and two definitions of voice leading. The chapter discusses the role of rules in the art of composition and ... More


Connecting the Dots

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter considers how successive pitches can give rise to a sense of line. Three key concepts are described: acoustic continuity, pitch proximity, and pitch comodulation. Both pitch distance and ... More


Conclusion

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The main ideas of the book are briefly summarized. This concluding chapter also presents a refined and expanded canon of part-writing advice for advanced music students. The chapter closes by ... More


Hierarchical Streams

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Hierarchical streaming is discussed. Auditory scenes can exhibit different levels of organization. At the lowest level, individual partials may amalgamate to form auditory images corresponding to ... More


Ear Teasers

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter addresses the “what for” question regarding voice leading. Experiments show that listeners perceive adding streams to a texture as pleasurable. At the same time, increasing the textural ... More


Chordal-Tone Doubling

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The arcane rules of chordal-tone doubling are considered. For more than two centuries, there have been competing sets of doubling rules and an ongoing controversy about which rules are “correct.” ... More


Auditory Masking

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Auditory masking is described—the phenomenon by which sounds interfere with each other. A key concept is the notion of the critical band. Because masking reduces the effectiveness of the auditory ... More


Embellishing Tones

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Chapter 9 discusses embellishing tones—such as passing tones, suspensions, and appoggiaturas. Embellishments can serve a number of functions, including adding dissonance, creating or heightening ... More


The Cultural Connection

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The disposition to parse auditory scenes is probably an evolved innate behavior. However, the means by which this is achieved likely involves a mix of innate and learned mechanisms. This chapter ... More


Principles of Image Formation

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

An explanation is given for how the auditory system assembles resolved partials to form auditory images. A key concept in this process is the harmonic sieve. Two auditory principles are introduced: ... More


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