This Thesis takes an in-depth look at both the basis for, and mechanics of, Lerdahl and Jackendoff's generative theory of tonal music. A basic overview of all four domains of analysis, as presented in the Generative Theory of Tonal Music, is given. Each domain is then considered in length and is followed by a discourse on the theoretical applications as brought forth by the two authors. All aspects of the Generative Theory are examined, and evidence for and against Lerdahl and Jackendoff's tenets is weighed. A discussion concerning the foundation upon which the Theory was built is also discussed. Full analyses of two compositions by Chopin and a detailed description of the methods taken to produce the analyses are also included.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
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