A Constraint Satisfaction Approach to Tonal Harmonic Analysis

@inproceedings{Hoffman2000ACS,
  title={A Constraint Satisfaction Approach to Tonal Harmonic Analysis},
  author={Tim Hoffman and William P. Birmingham},
  year={2000}
}
This paper gives an algorithm for harmonic analysis for a tonal composition using a constraint-satisfaction problem (CSP) model. The algorithm combines rule-based and preference-based approaches to perform harmonic analysis, taking the position that the problem can be modeled as a computational process and less of a psychological phenomenon. Using cadential patterns within the piece, it identifies tonal centers and assigns the harmonic analysis, applying preferences when necessary. A software… CONTINUE READING