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Related Work

Lego Harmony
Labyrinth etc

Partial re-implementations by other researchers of Harmony Space

Since the original presentation of Harmony Space at the Interactional Computer Music Conference in 1989, others have implemented various simplified versions of Harmony Space. These include:

Related Work

  • Tornil and Baptiste-Jessel, 2005. Used a haptic version of the harmony space representation with blind users for music analysis.
  • Bergstrom, Karahalios, and Hart, 2007, used isochords, related to Harmony Space by a simple affine transformation, for the purpose of visualising live music.

Use of early versions by Music Educators

Italian Music Educator Professor Lelio Camileri, UK Music Educator Dr Patricia Howard, and Composer Nigel Morgan have reported on a wide variety of musical uses of prototype versions as an aid to composition, a pointer to harmonic theory, and as an analytical tool, using wide-ranging repertoire from Rameau and Correlli, through Bach and Mozart, to Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Stevie Wonder, and others.
  • Nigel Morgan, Composer and Music Educator, used an early version of Harmony Space at Denbigh School, Milton Keynes in 1996 to teach Jazz harmony to three key stage 4 classes.
  • Dr Patricia Howard, Music Department, Open University, used an early version of Harmony Space at OU Music Summer School 1994, for teaching beginners to harmonize Bach chorales “on the fly”.
  • Conrad Cork, Jazz improvisation Teacher at Leicester Polytechnic (Now deMonfort University) Incorporated elements of Harmony Space diagrams into his ‘Harmony with Lego Bricks’ System after visits to the OU and discussion about Harmony Space in 1990.