Computational Musicology in Hindustani Music

by Soubhik Chakraborty, Guerino Mazzola, Swarima Tewari & others
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Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Series: Computational Music Science

Publication Date: December 29, 2015

ISBN: 9783319114729

Binding: Kobo eBook

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The book opens with a short introduction to Indian music, in particular classical Hindustani music, followed by a chapter on the role of statistics in computational musicology. The authors then show how to analyze musical structure using Rubato, the music software package for statistical analysis, in particular addressing modeling, melodic similarity and lengths, and entropy analysis; they then show how to analyze musical performance. Finally, they explain how the concept of seminatural composition can help a music composer to obtain the opening line of a raga-based song using Monte Carlo simulation.


The book will be of interest to musicians and musicologists, particularly those engaged with Indian music.