On the Association of Music and Lyrics in Sung Verse
Edited By Teresa Proto, Paolo Canettieri and Gianluca Valenti
The prosody of Basque songs: A methodological proposal
A textsetting grammar constrains how a verbal text is set to music. In this paper I will discuss some methodological issues on the data-preparation stage for the analysis of textsetting. Special attention will be drawn on Basque textsetting.1 In fact, the thoughts here presented are a kind of by-product of a project in progress on textsetting problems in Basque.
In general terms, the methodological issues I discuss are a complement to the metrical grids methodology developed in texts such as Halle / Lerdahl (1993). However, as already mentioned, I deal mainly with the data-preparation stage, and not so much with the subsequent analysis of these data.
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