Comparative analysis of Chinese and European classical music




Chinese music, classical music, comparative analysis, European music, mathematics and music


The purpose of the present research is to conduct a quantitative analysis of Chinese classical music and then compare it with Western European classical music. The results obtained under the comparative analysis of samples using the Student's t-test for independent variables have shown that there is a significant difference between the studied music types. In this case, the present study presupposed analyzing a total number of 18 musical scores. Mathematical analysis facilitated forming 12 samples from independent variables that characterized the length of the studied excerpts, compassed the number of repetitions, the initial interval, and the number of unique intervals. Despite a significant contribution of European classical music to Chinese music, it suggests that Western European music is more complex than Chinese classical music. Accordingly, the results obtained can be useful in the field of musicology and music theory.


Não há dados estatísticos.

Biografia do Autor

Fang Lou, Art College, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China,

Fang Lou, female, born in March 1988, holds a PhD and is a lecturer at the School of Art, Northeastern University. Graduated from Northeastern University Art College, majoring in music performance (piano); Master graduated from Northeastern University Art College, majoring in solfeggio and ear training. Her research interests include solfeggio teaching and music theory. In 2012, she joined the Art College of Northeastern University, and was responsible for the teaching of solfeggio and basic music theory courses for music performance majors. In 2018, the project textbook "Solfeggio Course Single Voice" (deputy editor-in-chief) of Northeastern University's "Construction of 100 Kinds of High-quality Textbooks" was published. In 2020, the textbook "Advanced Solfeggio and Reading Music Art" (deputy editor-in-chief) of Northeastern University's postgraduate education and research program was published.

Huajun Wang, School of Music, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang, China,

Huajun Wang, male, graduated from Conservatory of Music of Hebei Normal University with a bachelor’s degree in 1992 and has been engaged in music teaching at this university for 30 years since then. During his tenure, he has been teaching vocal music for two majors, namely, music performance and music education. In terms of academic research, he has published one article in a National Chinese Core Journal and five articles in National and Provincial Chinese Journals. He has finished one horizontal research project at university level, with a funding of 200,000 yuan and has undertaken a research project of Hebei Provincial Department of Human Resources and Social Security. In terms of social practice, he has organized and led students to participate in large-scale artistic performances, cultural activities and professional competitions held by department of county government, municipality, department, province and state for more than 200 occasions. He has personally won the Honorable Mention of “Excellent Network Culture Works in Five Categories of Hebei Province”, the National Best Arrangement Award of “Lotus Award” for Dancing, the Special Award of “Shanxing Hebei” Songs Creation of Hebei Province, the “Top Ten Excellent Teaches in Shijiazhuang City” and so on.



2022-09-18 — Atualizado em 2023-02-26


Como Citar

LOU, F.; WANG, H. Comparative analysis of Chinese and European classical music. Música Hodie, Goiânia, v. 22, 2023. DOI: 10.5216/mh.v22.72379. Disponível em: Acesso em: 27 fev. 2024.



Dossier China