Intervals

Mandolin Theory – Inverting Intervals – Basic knowledge you must learn

Overview In music theory, the word inversion has several meanings. There are inverted chords, inverted melodies, inverted intervals, and (in counterpoint) inverted voices. The concept of inversion also plays a role in musical set theory. Focusing on intervals, an interval is inverted by raising or lowering either of the [...]

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Mandolin Theory – Writing Intervals – See how to avoid the common mistakes

In diatonic set theory a specific interval is the clockwise distance between pitch classes on the chromatic circle (interval class), in other words the number of half steps between notes. Although this sounds simple and clear, it is very common amongst theory students to do mistakes when writing intervals. Why? Because [...]

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Mandolin Theory – Specific Intervals

In diatonic set theory a specific interval is the clockwise distance between pitch classes on the chromatic circle (interval class), in other words the number of half steps between notes. The largest specific interval is one less than the number of "chromatic" pitches. In twelve tone equal temperament the largest [...]

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