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Originally posted by ProudBird
Music has, basically, EIGHT notes.....yet, those eight (AND. TONES....below and above) encompass ALL music!!!
SOMEONE, without a "tin ear" please help me to understand.
HERE...to start....I hear a lot of "string" instruments, among others....some are "breathe"-types....
ok....here WE GO!!!
(I APPRECIATE all replies.....really, I do.....might not get back to all, but...KNOW THAT you are welcomed!!)
Originally posted by jazzguy
not sure what the question is but here is the difference between western music and arabic music
Scales in traditional Western music generally consist of seven notes and repeat at the octave. Notes in the commonly used scales (see just below) are separated by whole and half step intervals of tones and semitones. The harmonic minor scale includes a three-semitone step; the pentatonic includes two of these.
Western music in the Medieval and Renaissance periods (1100–1600) tends to use the white-note diatonic scale C-D-E-F-G-A-B. Accidentals are rare, and somewhat unsystematically used, often to avoid the tritone.
Music of the common practice periods (1600–1900) uses three types of scale:
The diatonic scale (seven notes)—this includes the major scale and the natural minor
The melodic and harmonic minor scales (seven notes)
In music, the double harmonic major scale is a scale whose gaps may evoke "exotic" music to Western listeners. This is also known as the Arabic and  the Byzantine scale. It is also likened to the gypsy scale because of the augmented 2 between the 2nd and 3rd degrees. Arabic scale may also refer to any Arabic mode, the simplest of which, however, to Westerners, resembles the double harmonic major scale..
C Arabic scale: C-D♭-E-F-G-A♭-B. About this sound Play (help·info)
The sequence of steps comprising the double harmonic scale is:
half – augmented second – half – whole – half – augmented second – half.
Or, in relation to the tonic note:
minor 2nd, major 3rd, perfect 4th and 5th, minor 6th, major 7th.
Originally posted by LordAdef
May I suggest you start by reading about "Pythagoras" and the "Monochord"?
Just google it.
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