This presentation introduces a cognitive system of analysis for music that is applicable to many kinds of music that other existing systems can not analyze. Based on fundamental principles of how the mind reacts to sound, this system provides a means of hearing and identifying the factors of repetition and alignment to a common pulse, then applying these to the identification of five basic temporal elements. Because it is cognitive based, it is free of restrictions of notation, meter, or style, making it highly useful for not only traditional common practice works, but also contemporary, non-metered works (Lutoslawski, Corigliano, etc.), and electro-acoustic works. Stability, phrasing, pacing, and cadences are all discussed.
This video should be viewed prior to the following presentations which analyze various works.