Tonic ambiguity

Ramprashanth, V. (2017) Tonic ambiguity. At Right Angles, 6 (3). pp. 22-26.

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A musical tone is the musical perception of a physical sound frequency. It has been empirically found out that there are seven whole tones and five semi-tones. Most of the musical cultures of the world work with these or a sub-set of these. They arrange them into scales, which are hierarchically placed musical tones. Solfege is the notational system for the musical tones. The Indian solfege system denotes the whole tones as Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni and the western counter-part is Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti. A musical note however, is a symbol in the sign system that refers to musical tones.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Ramprashanth, V.
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Music, Tone, Solfege, Pitch, Ambiguity
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
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