Thoughts about transformational theory

One of my summer projects is to read the entire books I started during last semester and to apply different transformational theories to some pieces. Steven Rings affirms that transformational theory is a specialist subdiscipline and that very few music scholars pursue a research in this area probably because the mathematical approach has inhibited a broader participation and interest. I don’t think that this is the main reason: the main reason is that math is very simple if it is explained well and it has logical implications. And music theorists may eventually be able to apply mathematical concepts to music, but … Continue reading Thoughts about transformational theory