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Author: Collaros, Pandel, L.

Title: Quanti-MAS: A Quantitative System of Melodic Analysis

Institution: Ohio State University

Begun: June 1994

Completed: December 1996


The quantitative melodic analysis system, or Quanti-MAS, facilitates the explication of pitch-class strings in ways which clarify referential, hierarchical, and serial structures. Not merely a tabulation of two-note transition frequencies, Quanti-MAS produces graphic analyses and numerical measurements of voice leading characteristics. The dissertation begins with an overview of existing analytical techniques, and continues with a discussion of the "assumption of linear resolution expectations." The assumption of linear resolution expectations provides the foundation for Quanti-MAS. A step-by-step explanation of the analytical technique is provided which uses real musical examples. An in-depth discussion of Quanti-MAS results correlates data with various melodic types. A chapter of analyses examines melodic materials from Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Hindemith, and Collaros. Future ramifications of Quanti-MAS are explored which include compositional procedures and extensions to musical parameters beyond melody.

[EDITORIAL NOTE: This dissertation will not be followed through to completion. The listing will be superseded by another, different one in a future issue of MTO. Lee A. Rothfarb, General Editor, MTO]

Keywords: music, theory, melodic, analysis, quantitative, Quanti-MAS


Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Literature Review
Chapter 3: The Assumption of Linear Resolution Expectations and Quanti-MAS (Quantitative Melodic Analysis System)
Chapter 4: The Standard LRE (Linear Resolution Expectations) Ratio
Chapter 5: Analyses
Chapter 6: Commentary
Chapter 7: Conclusion


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