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Both movement and music are understandable with our existing knowledge of science.

Schillinger’s style can induce a resistance, appearing at times relentlessly dry, favoring algebra and music notation above words. Despite its length, it presents only a partial exposition of the system.

He did not finish work on the texts he hoped would advance his theories in the realm of academia.

Any physical action or process has its equivalent form of expression in music. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. During the s, he was amongst those who called for science to sweep away outdated practices. This section does not cite any sources. Views Read Edit View history.

Schillinger House opened in and later became the Berklee College of Music where the Schillinger System survived in the curriculum until the s. This has the disadvantage of resulting in a treatise of great length and elaborate nomenclature.


Schillinger System

His widow and biographer, Frances Schillinger, hired editors sytsem complete and publish a text. For example, Schillinger’s theory of counterpoint covers only two-part counterpoint.

Noted jazz swing composer Edgar Sampson ” Stompin’ at the Savoy ” was a Schillinger student in the s. Although the system is forward-looking, couched in an apparently modern form, it also clarifies traditional music theory by debunking misconceptions from the past. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Schillinger’s celebrity status made him suspect, and his ideas were treated compositio skepticism. Languages Cmposition Edit links.

For all its rigour, repetition and challenge, the System was enjoyed and apparently used with great success for many years after its author’s death. We are opposed only to vagueness and haphazard speculation.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. It is marred by a wildly uneven tone, at times neutral and objective, at times vehement and polemical. Instead, it languished in relative obscurity. Yet another admirer and former student of Schillinger’s system was veteran schil,inger composer, John Barry. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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By revealing principles of the organization of sound through scientific analysis, Schillinger hoped to free the composer from the shackles of tradition. The techniques are tools: Occasionally the text is deliberately provocative. Schillinger’s System of Musical Composition is an attempt to create a comprehensive and definitive treatise on music and number.


His contribution was intuitively recognizing how to apply everyday mathematics to the making of music. It offers a systematic and non-genre specific approach to music analysis and composition, a descriptive rather than prescriptive grammar of music.

Schillinger System – Wikipedia

This page was last edited on 16 Mayat January Learn how and when to remove this template message. The Schillinger System might have served as a road map for many later developments in music theory and composition. The thesis underlying Schillinger’s research is that music is a form of xystem. He expressed the belief that certain patterns were universal, and common to both music and the very structure of our nervous system.