A Transformational Approach for Musical Variation


  • Carlos De Lemos Almada UFRJ




This article is associated with a broad research addressing musical variation, whose main objective is the systematization of the analysis through the elaboration of an original analytical model. A new version of this model proposes a formal approach based on principles of the transformational theory. The present article is focused on the notion
of variation isolated from a contextual framework (that is, out of temporal perspectives),
setting the basis for further exploration. Some original concepts, like derivative work,
derivative space, attributes, among others, provide means for measurement of similarity relations between referential and derived musical ideas, as well as graphic representation for these relationships.


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De Lemos Almada, C. (2020). A Transformational Approach for Musical Variation. Orfeu, 5(3). https://doi.org/10.5965/2525530405032020373