The Computer Presentation of Musical Research: A Case Study

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The traditional format for the presentation of musical research, the journal article, makes referencing musical passages less direct than ideally desired. CD-ROM technology provides a means for the presentation of written comments and analytical sketches simultaneously with a recorded performance of the corresponding music. This article describes a computer project that uses CD-ROM technology to bridge the gap between analytical or theoretical comments and the sound of musical passages. The main goals of the article are to encourage the development of and provide guidance for similar projects.


This item appeared in Music Theory Online in Volume 1, Issue 3 in May 1995. It was authored by Timothy A. Johnson (tjohnson@ithaca.edu), with whose written permission it is reprinted here.

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Music Theory Online

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