Rhythm and Transforms begins with a review of basic psychoacoustic principles and a brief survey of musical rhythms throughout the world. The three different pattern finding techniques of Chapters 5 - 6 - 7 lead to a series of algorithms that show promise in solving the automated beat tracking problem. Chapters 9 - 10 -11 explore the uses of a beat-based viewpoint in audio signal processing, composition, and musical analysis. Most of the book stays fairly close to "the facts," without undue speculation. This final chapter ventures further.
| 12.1 Which Comes First, the Notes or the Beat?
12.2 Name That Tune
12.3 Variations on a Theme
12.4 What is a Song?
12.5 Time and Perceived Time
12.6 The Technologies for Finding Patterns