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Title: Scales

Abstract

Musical scales involve notes that, sounded simultaneously (chords), sound good together. The result is the left brain meeting the right brain — a Pythagorean interval of overlapping notes. This synergy would suggest less difference between the working of the right brain and the left brain than common wisdom would dictate. The pleasing sound of harmony comes when two notes share a common harmonic, meaning that their frequencies are in simple integer ratios, such as 3/2 (G/C) or 5/4 (E/C).

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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
987708
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY; MUSICAL SCALES; SIMPLE INTEGER RATIOS; FREQUENCIES; HARMONICS

Citation Formats

Gibson, Murray. Scales. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Gibson, Murray. Scales. United States.
Gibson, Murray. Fri . "Scales". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/987708.
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year = {Fri Apr 27 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
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