Minor third


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This results in two new intervals, the minor third (6:5) and the major third (5:4).
First, the harmonic minor interval from scale degree 6 to 7 is labeled as a minor third when, to be precise, it is an augmented second.
Although occasionally derivative and harmonically conservative they are still astonishingly mature works, neatly shaped and tuneful - the B minor third quartet's scherzo anticipates Mendelssohn's Spinning Song from the mature Songs Without Words.
A simple falling minor third in the left hand sets the mood of introspection for the opening vocal line.
PHILIP BRETT ARGUES THAT THE INTERVAL OF A MINOR THIRD, with its evil and foreboding affect, "signif[ies] homosexuality" (Allen 280) in the work of Benjamin Britten, thereby suggesting that the queer eyes we've devoted to straight guys may have unfairly plugged our queer ears.
This "tonal network" contains three axes that represent the three consonances of major and minor triads: the perfect fifth (horizontal axis), the major third (southwest to northeast diagonal), and the minor third (northwest to southeast diagonal).
During this first movement, which lasts about 200,000 years, the interval between the two deepest and loudest notes changes from an upbeat major third to a more melancholy minor third, exhibiting one of the prototypical mood shifts in classical music.
New research on nuclear fusion suggested that the universe is older than previously thought, and an astronomer in Virginia reconstructed the sound made by the Big Bang and concluded that it began in silence, then rose to a "majestic" major third before diminishing, over the course of a million years, into a more melancholy minor third.
Its broad-peaked notes corresponded, in musical terms, to a 'majestic' major third chord, evolving slowly in to a 'sadder' minor third.
In other words, a minor third party would have to become a majority party in order to make itself possible as a minor third party.
Or maybe our anonymous remembered rise of the melody we see in Certon's setting, recalling its ascent through a minor third but not its beginning on the third scale degree of a piece in F.
Day goes to great lengths to discuss topics that are of a very peculiar and particular interest to an English music lover--the changing timbres over the years of the King's College Choir or whether most of English Rennaissance choir music is being sung a minor third too low.