melac [inputfile.sem ...] [> outputfile.tac]
**semitsdata and outputs a series of values representing the degree of melodic accent associated with each note. Melodic accent values vary between 0 (no accent) and 1 (maximum accent). Input is limited to only a single
The melac command implements a model of melodic accent developed by Joseph Thomassen (see REFERENCES). Thomassen's model is sensitive to pitch contour only -- distinguishing just three types of melodic motion: ascending, descending, and unison. The model calculates tonal accent values according to a moving 3-pitch window.
It is recommended that output files produced using the melac command should be given names with the distinguishing `.mac' extension.
Options are specified in the command line.
-h displays a help screen summarizing the command syntax
**semitsspine is the input, and the
**melacspine is the corresponding output. (A
**semitshas been added to increase the readability.)
**kern **semits **melac 16ee 16 1 16cc 12 0.5 16b 11 0.355 16cc 12 0.2407 16g 7 0.1207 16cc 12 0.2407 16b 11 0.1207 16cc 12 0.0957 16ff 17 0.5561 16cc 12 0.085 16b 11 0.355 16cc 12 0.2407 16a 9 0.1207 16cc 12 0.2407 16b 11 0.1207 16cc 12 0.29 *- *- *-
Huron, D. & Royal, M. "What is melodic accent? Converging evidence from musical practice." Music Perception, Vol. 13, No. 4 (1996) pp. 489-516.