Introduction to Pitch Systems in Tonal Music Part 06: Pythagorean Tuning and the Pure Triad (English)

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Recorded: Fall 2012

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Description: This presentation explores how the major triads formed by the Pythagorean tuning system sound when compared with pure 4:5:6 major triads. The differences are subtle, but easy to hear and see using an oscilloscope, and begin to complicate the apparently simple system of using 3:2 and 4:5:6 ratios to form a tonal pitch system.

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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Introduction to Pitch Systems in Tonal Music by John Crooks, MFA is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.
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