quarter-tone


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Synonyms for quarter-tone

half of a semitone

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Many performers have grown accustomed to expressive intonation and the quarter-tone harmonic systems that, in better works, seem a natural outgrowth of it.
Next, the idea of quarter-tone, sixth-tone, and even smaller-interval scales is presented, along with an illustration of Mexican composer Julian Carillo, who used a 16th-tone scale with 96 notes.
The new product includes: an identified imaging resolution target for testing a faster image processor; star targets to find directional bias in an imaging system; tone scales, including color overprints, for which any screen ruling and dot shape can be used; gray balance chart, with different quarter-tone and midtone dot settings for better coordination with scanner setters and to achieve correct three-color gray.
22) It is at the top of its range in diatonic, at the bottom in enharmonic, where it lies a quarter-tone above paramese, 1 1/4 tones above mese.
He studied law and musicology, was one of the first pianists to play a quarter-tone piano and as a member of the interwar musical avant-garde wittingly declared himself a part of Czech culture.
The special tuning in the piece - several instruments are tuned down a quarter-tone - is close to the natural overtone series: another image of primal balance.
The second thing that attracts me is an exploration of quarter-tone temperament.
The new "urtext" Sonata addresses the quarter-tone issue in an elegant fashion by including both versions of the affected passages in the finale.
Schonberg for piano and orchestra (1929), Sonata for Quarter-Tone Clarinet and Piano (1937), opera Peer Gynt (1929) and other pieces.
For example, flutemaker Eva Kingma, who is based in Grolloo, the Netherlands, produces quarter-tone alto and bass flutes to accommodate the changing needs of composers and performers.
Orchestrally Harvey gave us some magically evocative sounds, though the quarter-tone passing-notes to which he referred eluded at least one listener.
First, the third component of the chord moves from an octave relationship with the fundamental to a minor ninth, then the fourth component moves from a quarter-tone flat minor seventh to a quarter-tone sharp octave, and finally the fifth component moves from a major third to a major sixth to produce the w[prime] structure.
He also attended Haba's course in quarter-tone music, and as a result wrote a Suite for Quarter-tone Piano in 1927.
Certainly there is no other explanation for the huge breadth of his repertoire, which included works from practically all stylistic periods up to the most recent piano music, including quarter-tone music.