Song as a measure of culture

Folk Song Style and Culture American Association for the Advancement of Science Washington, D.C. Published In Pages: 117-169
By Lomax, Alan


"The incidence of orchestral unison and one beat orchestral rhythm decreases with complexity. . . . The two most complex forms of organization of orchestral rhythm, counterpoint and heterophony [are] strongly associated with complex modes of production" (138, 139).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Coutnerpoint Or Heterophony Orchestral RhythmDependentMusic
One Beat Orchestral RhythmDependentMusic
Social ComplexityIndependentNONE
Unison Orchestral RhythmDependentMusic