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  • Microtonal music — Composer Charles Ives chose the chord above as good possibility for a fundamental chord in the quarter tone scale, akin not to the tonic but to the major chord of traditional tonality.(Boatright 1971, 8 9)   …   Wikipedia

  • microtonal music —       music using tones in intervals that differ from the standard semitones (half steps) of a tuning system or scale. In the division of the octave established by the tuning system used on the piano, equal temperament, the smallest interval (e.g …   Universalium

  • microtonal — adjective see microtone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • microtonal — See microtone. * * * …   Universalium

  • microtonal — mi·cro·ton·al …   English syllables

  • microtonal — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Twelve Microtonal Etudes for Electronic Music Media — is the name of a set of pieces in various microtonal equal temperaments composed and released on LP in 1980 by American composer Easley Blackwood Jr. Paraphrased from the CD liner notes: In the late 1970 s, Prof. Blackwood won a grant from the… …   Wikipedia

  • Sonata for Microtonal Piano — is a sonata for specifically microtonally tuned piano by Ben Johnston written in 1964 (see also just intonation).The composer is trying to escape the standard forms of music; in the words of the composer:: The Sonata , whether presented as beauty …   Wikipedia

  • Suite for Microtonal Piano — is a suite for specifically microtonally tuned piano(s) by Ben Johnston written in 1977 (see also just intonation). The piano is tuned to a selection of overtones from the fifth octave of the harmonic spectrum of C. All octaves are tuned in the… …   Wikipedia

  • microtone — microtonal, adj. microtonality, n. microtonally, adv. /muy kreuh tohn /, n. any musical interval smaller than a semitone, specifically, a quarter tone. [1915 20; MICRO + TONE] * * * …   Universalium

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