musical scale

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(music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)

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Each note of a musical scale on the violin underwent the same analysis, and the results were plotted and mapped against the soprano vowels," he said.
37) Plato, on the other hand, simply accepts there are seven heavenly bodies (moon, sun, five naked eye planets) and has seven terms as basic to his musical scale (1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 27), (38) which are the relative lengths of the soul stuff, which the demiurge uses to fashion the orbits for these bodies.
Of note is the human need for not a musical scale, but a tonal center, for pitch perception.
Thus, electrons, neutrinos and other elementary particles fit on a grand cosmic scale, just as the notes A, B and C fit on a musical scale.
The interactive musical wall, for example, will bring colour and music to life at the touch of a hand on the graphical representations of musical instruments, while the giant piano will offer children an opportunity to test their foot work and musical skills by hopping from the black keys to the white keys or simply taking a run and sliding down the full musical scale.
EXPERTS say most nursery rhymes stick to something called the pentatonic scale - a musical scale with five notes in an octave.
Why are there seven openings in the human head, seven notes on a musical scale, Seven Wonders of the World, seven original NASA astronauts, seven deadly sins and so many movies with "Seven" in their titles, including these seven - "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "The Seven Year Itch," "The Magnificent Seven," "7 Faces of Dr.
Most recently, I had to read a book about the development of the musical scale, something I know nothing about.
AFRICAN AMERICAN POET Carl Phillips's collection The Rest of Love--his seventh to date--has a new musical scale, "singing the music mythology" (Miami Herald); and it's about love with a poetic style that is almost classical, if not learned.
Its song reflects the notes of the musical scale, its feathers five fundamental colors, its figure the celestial bodies: head symbolizes the sky; eyes, the sun; back, the moon; feet, the earth; tail, the planets (7).
Our study indicates that through time the Jiahu musicians became increasingly familiar with the expressive capability of the wind instrument and created an increasingly complex musical scale, mainly by boring additional holes, and narrowing the interval between tones of different pitch.
Although the divine Hermes allegedly invented many things, such as the alphabet, astronomy, the musical scale, boxing, gymnastics.
My name is from the musical scale 'do, re, me,' '' Shand, 24, said, referring to the pronunciation of Remy.
PERFECT or absolute pitch is the ability to identify one note on the musical scale on its own.
I have likened my exploration to that of a musician, whose pursuit of expression involves the moulding of intangible elements, where one would liken a colour to a note on the musical scale.