# About

Contour Metrics is a calculator of musical contour operations. It is designed and developed by Marcos Sampaio (opens new window) and part of a research project supported by CNPQ.

# Bibliography

  1. Bor, Mustafa. 2009. “Contour Reduction Algorithms: A Theory of Pitch and Duration Hierarchies for Post-Tonal Music.” University of British Columbia.
  2. Friedmann, Michael L. 1985. “A Methodology for the Discussion of Contour: Its Application to Schoenberg’s Music.” Journal of Music Theory 29 (2): 223–48.
  3. Marvin, Elizabeth West. 1988. “A Generalized Theory of Musical Contour: Its Application to Melodic and Rhythmic Analysis of Non-Tonal Music and Its Perceptual and Pedagogical Implications.” University of Rochester.
  4. Morris, Robert Daniel. 1987. Composition with Pitch-Classes: A Theory of Compositional Design. Yale University Press.
  5. Morris, Robert Daniel. 1993. “New Directions in the Theory and Analysis of Musical Contour.” Music Theory Spectrum 15 (2): 205–28.
  6. Sampaio, Marcos da Silva. 2017. “A Teoria de Relações de Contornos No Brasil.” In Teoria e Análise Musical Em Perspectiva Didática, 123–38. Salvador, BA: EDUFBA.
  7. Sampaio, Marcos da Silva. 2018. “Contour Similarity Algorithms.” MusMat Brazilian Journal of Music and Mathematics 2 (2): 58–78.
  8. Sampaio, Marcos da Silva, and Pedro Kroger. 2016. “Contour Algorithms Review.” MusMat - Brazilian Journal of Music and Mathematics 1 (1): 72–85.
  9. Sampaio, Marcos da Silva. 2012. “A Teoria de Relações de Contornos Musicais: Inconsistências, Soluções e Ferramentas.” Universidade Federal da Bahia.
  10. Schmuckler, Mark A. 2010. “Melodic Contour Similarity Using Folk Melodies.” Music Perception 28 (2): 169–194.
  11. Schultz, Rob D. 2016. “Normalizing Musical Contour Theory.” Journal of Music Theory 60 (1): 23–50.