SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Keywords:

  • music perception;
  • psychological complexity;
  • rhythm;
  • L-system;
  • rewriting rule;
  • tree similarity

Abstract

This article constructs a tree structure for the music rhythm using the L-system. It models the structure as an automata and derives its complexity. It also solves the complexity for the L-system. This complexity can resolve the similarity between trees. This complexity serves as a measure of psychological complexity for rhythms. It resolves the music complexity of various compositions including the Mozart effect K488. © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Complexity, 2010