Re: Dozenal chars in music

From: Hans Aberg (
Date: Tue May 19 2009 - 13:58:52 CDT

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    On 19 May 2009, at 19:50, Thomas LAMBERT wrote:

    > Well dozenal system can have practical uses like this particular case.
    > With dozenal, the octave is at 10 semi tones which is really helpful
    > as an C (Do) is still called an C at the octave
    > It's a tool, no more no less.

    Note that the "octave" is the interval numbered eight. The whole span
    of the scale can also be called the "diapason". If you have twelve
    scale degrees in a diapason, then that is the twelfth. Then music
    treatment typically respects the scale degrees, so a 7 degree scale
    typically implies a different musical treatment than one with twelve
    scale degrees.


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