Metrics and Rhythmics

  • Guerino Mazzola
Part of the Computational Music Science book series (CMS)


Metrics and rhythmics are an excellent elementary test-case for global structures in music. We shall critically review two commonly known approaches: the Riemann and the Jackendoff–Lerdahl theories. We then develop the concepts of global time structures and their topologies, including associated weight functions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guerino Mazzola
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  1. 1.School of MusicUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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