Introduction to Pitch Systems in Tonal Music Part 2: The Octave and Just Intervals
This presentation explains the octave, a 2:1 ratio of frequencies, and octave equivalence, the core concept in tonal systems. An oscilloscope is used to visualize various musical ratios including the perfect fifth and perfect fourth. The connection is made between musical intervals and simple whole number ratios.
Author Crooks, MFA, John Title Lecturer Department Music
Introduction to Pitch Systems in Tonal Music: The Octave and Just Intervals by John Crooks, MFA is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.