Comparative analysis of Chinese and European classical music
Palavras-chave: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.