Theory and Practice in the Traditional Chinese Music: Observations and Analysis

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Chinese music has one of the longest histories of development of all music cultures of the world. A system of music (theory) was formulated, in its unique way, but is differed fundamentally from its occidental counterpart. The discussion of this thesis focuses on the following two aspects: (1) the observations on those musical and non-musical factors, which had conditioned the course of development of Chinese music and (2) the analysis of selected examples to summarize the tonal structures and modal patterns, particularly, on the modal and modulatory analysis. A comparison of similarities and differences on melodic gesture between Chinese and ... continued below

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Huang, Hsun-Pin December 1994.

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Chinese music has one of the longest histories of development of all music cultures of the world. A system of music (theory) was formulated, in its unique way, but is differed fundamentally from its occidental counterpart. The discussion of this thesis focuses on the following two aspects: (1) the observations on those musical and non-musical factors, which had conditioned the course of development of Chinese music and (2) the analysis of selected examples to summarize the tonal structures and modal patterns, particularly, on the modal and modulatory analysis. A comparison of similarities and differences on melodic gesture between Chinese and Western tonal practice is also included in this study.

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Huang, Hsun-Pin. Theory and Practice in the Traditional Chinese Music: Observations and Analysis, thesis, December 1994; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc279161/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .