#adfokker #fokker #newmusic #momentsofsymetry #biosingularity #icosakaidiphonic #tricesimoprimal #microtonality #sacredsolfeggio #binauralbeats #ancientscales #equaltemperedscale #harmonicscales #yantra #Microtonalmusic is a collective name for various kinds of music that use #tonesystems different from what is customary in Western music. The normal #Westernscale one can imagine the best using a piano keyboard: from one #octave to the other there are #twelvekeys present, which produce the same amount of tones. The distance from one key/tone to the next is called a #semitone; twelve of these semitones make full an octave.
In microtonal tone systems this is different. To go from one particular tone to the next which is one octave higher, more, and often many more steps must be gone through. This means, evidently, that the distance from one tone to the next is smaller than in the usual twelve tone system. Such a smaller distance is called a microtone, or - which would be a slightly better word - #microinterval.
More or less familiar systems are the #quartertone system (where the octave is divided in 24 quarter tones). One can also go about in the opposite way by choosing an arbitrary microtonal system,. Why microtonal tone systems?
Why would one choose a (complicated) microtonal tone system, while Western music has flourished for centuries with the relatively simple twelve-tone system? The answer to this question is twofold. In the first place microtonal music creates much more refined nuances with respect to pitch, intervals and chords, and it can be refreshing employing these new sounds and harmonies in musical compositions. In the second place, this aspect hasn't been mentioned here yet, in some microtonal systems certain traditional intervals can be realised much purer than in the twelve-tone system, which because of its restrictions had to make a compromise with respect to purity. Microtonal systems based on the latter point of departure, are called just intonations. These just intonations are often very complicated systems, which can also lead to the development of new instruments.
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