Monthly Archives: August 2011

Intervals fully named

Previously we named intervals using the numeric portion of their names, and we introduced scientific pitch notation. Now we’re going to finish the job by using the full designation of each interval. To make sense of what follows, you’ll need to know … Continue reading

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Intervals, inversions, and half steps

Octave numbering The scientific pitch notation system assigns a number to each octave. The numbers go up as the octaves go higher. For example, the note C4 is an octave higher than C3, which in turn is an octave higher than … Continue reading

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