Monoïde libre et musique. Les musiciens ont-ils besoin des mathématiques? I. (Free monoid and music. Do musicians need mathematics? I). (French) Zbl 0659.00022

This is the first part of an article which deals with the possible use of mathematical or computer science methods in musical combinatorics, using automata, trees, algebraic structures,... The first part, presented here tries to sum up different researchs in this direction that have already been made (works by Forte, Lerdahl and Jackendoff, Greussay, Barbaud, Balzano, Riotte and the Project No.5 of Musical Research at I.R.C.A.M.). In the last paragraph, we present the first step of a new theoretical proposition that will be developed in the second part of the article (see Zbl 0658.20042).


00A06 Mathematics for nonmathematicians (engineering, social sciences, etc.)
20M35 Semigroups in automata theory, linguistics, etc.
20M05 Free semigroups, generators and relations, word problems
68U99 Computing methodologies and applications
68Q70 Algebraic theory of languages and automata
05C05 Trees


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