musical interval


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Noun1.musical interval - the difference in pitch between two notes
musical notation - (music) notation used by musicians
whole step, whole tone, step, tone - a musical interval of two semitones
half step, semitone - the musical interval between adjacent keys on a keyboard instrument
quarter tone, quarter-tone - half of a semitone
musical octave, octave - a musical interval of eight tones
third - the musical interval between one note and another three notes away from it; "a simple harmony written in major thirds"
fourth - the musical interval between one note and another four notes away from it
fifth - the musical interval between one note and another five notes away from it
sixth - the musical interval between one note and another six notes away from it
seventh - the musical interval between one note and another seven notes away from it
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The interval between "fa", the fourth sound of the scale, and "si", the seventh sound, forms a musical interval of dissonance, which was called 'diabolic' in Shakespeare's time.
It also depends on the point where the head of the hammer touches the strings--in the top treble it strikes at a tenth of the string length, corresponding to the musical interval of a third.
For each proportion of the human body corresponding to a musical interval, there is a corresponding proportion between two or three planetary orbits," The World is Sound.
However, they refused to allow the world to listen and hear Said's own version of the tale and tried to deny his right to claim Palestine as his mother," announced Al Hatab before introducing the musical interval played in tribute to Said by Tala Totanji.
Justin Timberlake has also been asked to perform during the show's musical interval.
The set of bells, tuned so that each is one musical interval apart from its neighbour and capable of being rung in turn, is called a "ring" of bells.
Third, both lines are identical except that one line is transposed upward by some standard musical interval (unison, perfect fourth, perfect fifth or octave).
7) regarded the basic musical intervals derived from earthly physical overtones as primary over the elegant-looking whole-number ratios favored by the Pythagoreans.
Nelsons gave it a flow and sense of direction, growing at last to the tremendous affirmation, two timpanists pounding out the most fundamental of musical intervals (nice to welcome back Peter Hill as an old-stager - trumpeter Alan Thomas was another), as Mahler's vision of the world was at last achieved.
into their constituent sounds' thereby losing the Pythagorean relationship between musical intervals and numerical ratios (note 57 partly assuages this.
The new model suggests that harmonious musical intervals trigger a rhythmically consistent firing pattern in certain auditory neurons, and that sweet sounds carry more information than harsh ones, New Scientist reported.
I'm a big 'X-Files' nerd and a fan of music history," says Ramirez, who drew on the medieval idea that certain musical intervals will open a doorway to the devil.