Introduction to Pitch Systems in Tonal Music Part 07: The Minor Triad and a Circular System of Thirds (English)

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Recorded: Fall 2012

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Description: This presentation introduces the 6:5 minor third and 10:12:15 minor triad. The tonal pitch system uses major and minor triads, and the pitch system in use has to accommodate this. These sounds and ratios lead to the construction of a diatonic circle of thirds and a further goal; tune a diatonic set so that all I IV V major and i iv v minor triads are pure 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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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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