Questions tagged [atonal]

Music that does not have a recognizable key center, which does not make use of common-practice, consonant chords in recognizable chord progressions, and which does not follow the common practice of cadence and resolution

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Rahn Atonal Prime Form Confusion

A review via the mark I eyeball of the prime form tables in "Basic Atonal Theory" (Rahn, 1980) versus modern software calculations of the prime form yields some differences; are these errors in ...
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Difference between Modality, Tonality and Chord-naming conventions in a more practical way?

There is a lot of very valuable information about these terms that I have been reading lately - inline on SE and on other places on the web: What's the difference between "modal music"...
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Is there a way to determine a set's prime form when given its interval vector?

Typically, we use a pitch-class set's prime form to determine the interval vector. But is there an algorithm that lets us go the other way? In other words, given a set's interval vector, can we ...