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What is four notes then?

Four notes is also a chord. The addition of a fourth note just changes the value of the chord, and introduces the need for more accurate taxonomy. It adds complexity. We’ve talked about how chord tones can be distinguished from … Continue reading

15. January 2012 by Kiv
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Three Notes Is A Chord

When three different notes are sounding simultaneously they create the first instance of a chord.  Chords can have many more than just three notes, but I would argue that they may have no less than three.  Two notes is afterall … Continue reading

08. January 2012 by Kiv
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Intervals

An interval of space is a length. An interval of time is a duration. An interval of pitch in Western music theory is rather unimaginatively called an “interval.” Intervals are a way to compare the “space” between two notes. Let’s … Continue reading

07. January 2012 by Kiv
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A Single Note

What is a note?   A note is actually a multidimensional thing.  It has both pitch and duration. It’s like how a vector has direction, and magnitude.  The magnitude might be zero, but it’s there. In the case of a … Continue reading

07. January 2012 by Kiv
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