Automatic extraction and categorization of Faenza Codex figurations

Sarig Sela, Roni Y. Granot

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations


We have presented two basic methodologies that can be used for compositional analysis of figuration and style. Our main goal was to provide a figuration dictionary extracted from the Faenza Codex for use by improvisers and composers. It is important to remember that although such a dictionary provides a hierarchy of figurations based on their frequency of occurrence, the task of revealing the rules concerning how to combine these figurations has yet to be undertaken. The second part of the article applied hierarchical clustering to examine the level of homogeneity of the codex in terms of the dictionary's figuration use.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)559-566
Number of pages8
JournalEarly Music
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2014

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2014 The Authors. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.


  • Faenza Codex
  • computational music analysis
  • data mining
  • diminution
  • figuration
  • pattern discovery


Dive into the research topics of 'Automatic extraction and categorization of Faenza Codex figurations'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this