An Order-of-Procedure Approach to Linear Graphing

Author(s): 
Edward Pearsall
Volume: 
31
Year: 
2017
Material: 
Abstract: 

This article outlines an approach to outer-voice, linear graphs based on an order-of-procedure model. When analyzing music, the analyst moves around and through music in much the same way one moves through environmental spaces. The “order-of-procedure” model builds on this idea by orienting the analyst towards the spatial aspects of graphing environments. The article demonstrates how such an approach canbe used to help beginning students produce credible outer-voice graphs that highlight connections between non-contiguous events in the middleground.