New Visual Tools for Rhythmic Partitioning Analysis of Musical Texture


The Partitional Theory of Texture provides a graphical tool, the partitiogram, to show relations between textural partitions. Despite its great utility, the partitiogram does not identify the occurrence frequency of each partition in a piece. In this paper, we propose two new partitiograms to represent partitions' occurrence frequency and to show partitions' differences among the sections of a given piece. The proposed tools made it possible to identify relevant aspects of the texture in nine works analyzed.

Revista Musica Theorica

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