Music Composition Patterns: A Pattern Language for Touching Music

Ryohei Suzuki, Takashi Watanabe, Takashi Iba

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Abstract

This paper introduces some patterns of Music Composition Patterns: A Pattern Language for Touching Music. This pattern language is the verbalized and systematized rules of music design hidden in the music of Takashi Watanabe, a famous Japanese film music composer (and one of the authors of this paper). It consists of 27 patterns, each of which describes a design feature or rule that appears repeatedly in his music. This paper covers 7 patterns from this pattern language: Regular Repetition, Small Alteration, Basic Configuration, Discernible Change, Guide to Finish, Enrich Inner Parts, Weight Balance of the Sound. In addition, this paper describes the analysis of two musical pieces using patterns: "Memory Switch"by Takashi Watanabe and "Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone"by Francis Poulenc. As a result, it became clear that the design rules that were found in the music by Mr. Watanabe could also be seen in the music created by other composers. It is expected that the results of this research can be used in the education of music creation and as a reference for beginners in composition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs 2022, EuroPLoP 2022
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450395946
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jul 6
Event2022 27th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs, EuroPLoP 2022 - Irsee, Germany
Duration: 2022 Jul 62022 Jul 10

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference2022 27th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs, EuroPLoP 2022
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityIrsee
Period22/7/622/7/10

Keywords

  • Music
  • Music Composition
  • Music Creaetion
  • Pattern Language

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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