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Introduction to Pitch Systems in Tonal Music Part 02: The Octave and Just Intervals (English)


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Recorded: Fall 2012

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Description: 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.

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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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.
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