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.
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- Faenza Codex
- computational music analysis
- data mining
- pattern discovery