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Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations

David Lewin


This book is recognized as the seminal work paving the way for current studies in mathematical and systematic approaches to music analysis. The author, one of the 20th century’s most prominent figures in music theory, pushes the boundaries of the study of pitch-structure beyond its conception as a static system for classifying and inter-relating chords and sets. Known by most music theorists as “GMIT”, the book is by far the most significant contribution to the field of systematic music theory in the last half-century, generating the framework for the “transformational theory” movement. Appear ... More

Keywords: pitch-structure, systematic music theory, transformational theory, music analysis, mathematical approaches

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195317138
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317138.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Lewin, author
Harvard University