Performance Grammars

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


The idea of basing performance on rules in analogy with linguistic grammar goes back to Mathis Lussy [631]. In modern performance research, this terminology was recovered by Johan Sundberg and his school [1024]. We discuss the principles for a grammar of performance and give an overview of representative approaches to this theory.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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