#1
Hey all,
I was tempted to jump into the fray on the other thread (scientific approach to music theory) but, since it is filled more with conflict than conversation, it seemed better to me to start a new one. In any case, the OP’s question reminded me of a published article that I read entitled, “A Derivation of the Rules of Voice-leading from Perceptual Principles.” I suspect that this is along the lines of what the OP in the other thread may have had in mind.

http://www.musiccog.ohio-state.edu/Huron/Publications/huron.voice.leading.html
PDF:
http://www.lifesci.sussex.ac.uk/home/Chris_Darwin/PerMuSo/pdfs/Huron.pdf

The main principles involved are:

1] Toneness Principle
2] Principle of Temporal Continuity
3] Minimum Masking Principle
4] Tonal Fusion Principle
5] Pitch Proximity Principle
6] Pitch Co-Modulation Principle

The article is actually well-thought out and well-supported by scientific research. It's a good read (and doesn’t pretend to answer all questions), and should stimulate some intelligent discussion.
#2
Good read. I've been telling people that music making is the art of balancing athleticism and science for years, but no one listens!

Too much bad blood toward the nerds and jocks I guess.
#4
Quote by Harmosis
Hey all,
I was tempted to jump into the fray on the other thread (scientific approach to music theory) but, since it is filled more with conflict than conversation, it seemed better to me to start a new one. In any case, the OP’s question reminded me of a published article that I read entitled, “A Derivation of the Rules of Voice-leading from Perceptual Principles.” I suspect that this is along the lines of what the OP in the other thread may have had in mind.

http://www.musiccog.ohio-state.edu/Huron/Publications/huron.voice.leading.html
PDF:
http://www.lifesci.sussex.ac.uk/home/Chris_Darwin/PerMuSo/pdfs/Huron.pdf

The main principles involved are:

1] Toneness Principle
2] Principle of Temporal Continuity
3] Minimum Masking Principle
4] Tonal Fusion Principle
5] Pitch Proximity Principle
6] Pitch Co-Modulation Principle

The article is actually well-thought out and well-supported by scientific research. It's a good read (and doesn’t pretend to answer all questions), and should stimulate some intelligent discussion.


Thanks for this.

Staring at the screen, thinking "I know that name (Huron)". Then I remembered ... I've got his excellent book "Sweet anticipation", published in 2007. I've posted about that a few times ... it's written in an informal style.

cheers, Jerry