Introduction to Pitch Systems in Tonal Music Part 03: Octave equivalence, circular pitch systems, and the major triad (English)


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Recorded: Fall 2012

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Description: This presentation will expand the concept of octaves as a spectrum to incorporate the circle of fifths, a common diagram for study of music theory. Understanding the circle of fifths leads to a larger realization; tonal pitch systems are circular. The 5:4 major third will be added to the set of simple number ratio intervals we've studied, 2:1, 3:2, and 4:3. This new interval will allow us to form a major triad and open a new avenue for exploration of tonal pitch systems.

Required attribution: Crooks, John. Introduction to Pitch Systems in Tonal Music (UCI OpenCourseWare: University of California, Irvine), http://ocw.uci.edu/courses/introduction_to_pitch_systems_in_tonal_music.html [Access date]. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.


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John Crooks
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