Sample Problems Using the Humdrum ToolkitΒΆ

Links lead to pertinent descriptions in the Humdrum User Guide.

> 1. ` Determine the rhyme scheme for a vocal text.`_ > 2. ` Identify any French sixth chords.`_ > 3. ` Locate instances of the pitch sequence D-S-C-H in Shostakovich’s music.`_ > 4. ` Are German drinking songs more likely to be in triple meter.`_ > 5. ` Determine whether Haydn tends to avoid V-IV progressions.`_ > 6. ` Locate any doubled seventh scale degrees.`_ > 7. ` Are dynamic swells (crescendo-diminuendos) more common than dips (diminuendos-crescendos)?`_ > 8. ` Determine which English translation of a Schubert text best preserves the vowel coloration.`_ > 9. ` Find all woodwind quintets in compound meters that contain a change of key.`_ > 10. ` Identify all works that end with a `tierce de picardie’.`_ > 11. ` Identify any Neapolitan sixth chords spelled enharmonically on the raised tonic.`_ > 12. ` Classify cadences as either authentic, plagal or deceptive.`_ > 13. ` Determine whether Beethoven tends to link activity in the chalemeau register of the clarinet with low register activity in the strings.`_ > 14. ` Identify the most common word following `gloria’ in Gregorian chants.`_ > 15. ` Count the number of subdominant pitches in the soprano voice that are approached by rising thirds or sixths and that coincide with a dominant seventh chord.`_ > 16. ` Count the number of tonic pitches that are approached by a weak-to- strong context versus the number of tonic pitches approached by a strong-to- weak context.`_ > 17. ` Determine whether the words `high,’ `hoch,’ or `haut’ tend to coincide with higher pitches in a vocal work.`_ > 18. ` Identify how frequently the dominant pitch occurs in the horn parts.`_ > 19. ` Identify whether large leaps involving chromatically-altered tones tend to have longer durations on the altered tone.`_ > 20. ` Compare pitch-class sets used at the beginnings of slurs/phrases versus those used at the ends of slurs/phrases.`_

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