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A440 or A4 (also known as the Stuttgart pitch), which has a frequency of 440 Hz, is the musical note of A above middle C and serves as a general tuning standard for musical pitch.
In classical music from Western culture, an augmented fifth is an interval produced by widening a perfect fifth by a chromatic semitone.
In music, an augmented major seventh chord, or major seventh sharp five chord, or simply augmented seventh chord (written as aug7, augM7, +7, +M7, +7, M75, M7(5), M7/5, M7+5, etc.) is a nondominant seventh chord comprising the root note, the note a major third above the root, the note an augmented fifth above the root, and the note a major seventh above the root: 1–3–5–7, and is associated with the augmented scale (see jazz scale and chord-scale system).
In classical music from Western culture, an augmented seventh is an interval produced by widening a major seventh by a chromatic semitone.
The augmented seventh chord, or seventh augmented fifth chord, or seventh sharp five chord is a dominant seventh chord consisting of an augmented triad with a minor seventh.
In classical music from Western culture, an augmented third is an interval of five semitones.
Barbershop vocal harmony, as codified during the barbershop revival era (1930s–present), is a style of a cappella close harmony, or unaccompanied vocal music, characterized by consonant four-part chords for every melody note in a predominantly homophonic texture.
The Baroque is a highly ornate and often extravagant style of architecture, art and music that flourished in Europe from the early 17th until the late 18th century.
Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.
Burt Freeman Bacharach (born May 12, 1928) is an American composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, and singer who has composed hundreds of popular hit songs from the late 1950s through the 1980s, many in collaboration with popular lyricist Hal David.
A chord, in music, is any harmonic set of pitches consisting of two or more (usually three or more) notes (also called "pitches") that are heard as if sounding simultaneously.
Musicians use various kinds of chord names and symbols in different contexts, to represent musical chords.
Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.
In music, consonance and dissonance are categorizations of simultaneous or successive sounds.
In music theory, scale degree refers to the position of a particular note on a scale relative to the tonic, the first and main note of the scale from which each octave is assumed to begin.
In western music theory, a diatonic scale is a heptatonic scale that includes five whole steps (whole tones) and two half steps (semitones) in each octave, in which the two half steps are separated from each other by either two or three whole steps, depending on their position in the scale.
In music theory, a diminished major seventh chord is a chord composed of a diminished triad and a major seventh.
In classical music from Western culture, a diminished seventh is an interval produced by narrowing a minor seventh by a chromatic semitone.
The diminished seventh chord is commonly used in the harmony of both Western classical music and also in jazz and popular music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
In classical music from Western culture, a diminished third is the musical interval produced by narrowing a minor third by a chromatic semitone.
In music, the dominant is the fifth scale degree of the diatonic scale, called "dominant" because it is next in importance to the tonic, and a dominant chord is any chord built upon that pitch, using the notes of the same diatonic scale.
In music theory, a dominant seventh chord, or major minor seventh chord, is a chord composed of a root, major third, perfect fifth, and minor seventh.
In music theory, the dominant seventh flat five chord is a seventh chord composed of a root note, together with a major third, a diminished fifth and a minor seventh from root (1, 3, 5 and 7).
In modern musical notation and tuning, an enharmonic equivalent is a note, interval, or key signature that is equivalent to some other note, interval, or key signature but "spelled", or named differently.
An equal temperament is a musical temperament, or a system of tuning, in which the frequency interval between every pair of adjacent notes has the same ratio.
Figured bass, or thoroughbass, is a kind of musical notation in which numerals and symbols (often accidentals) indicate intervals, chords, and non-chord tones that a musician playing piano, harpsichord, organ, lute (or other instruments capable of playing chords) play in relation to the bass note that these numbers and symbols appear above or below.
Harold Lane "Hal" David (May 25, 1921 – September 1, 2012) was an American lyricist.
In music theory, the half-diminished seventh chord—also known as a half-diminished chord or a minor seventh flat five (m75)—is formed by a root note, a minor third, a diminished fifth, and a flat seventh.
The harmonic seventh chord is a major triad plus the harmonic seventh interval (ratio of 7:4, about 968.826 centsBosanquet, Robert Holford Macdowall (1876). An elementary treatise on musical intervals and temperament, pp. 41-42. Diapason Press; Houten, The Netherlands..). This interval is somewhat narrower (about 48.77 cents flatter, a septimal quarter tone) and is "sweeter in quality" than an "ordinary""On Certain Novel Aspects of Harmony", p.119.
In music theory, an interval is the difference between two pitches.
In music, an interval ratio is a ratio of the frequencies of the pitches in a musical interval.
There are inverted chords, inverted melodies, inverted intervals, and (in counterpoint) inverted voices.
In music, just intonation (sometimes abbreviated as JI) or pure intonation is any musical tuning in which the frequencies of notes are related by ratios of small whole numbers.
In music theory, a major chord is a chord that has a root note, a major third above this root, and a perfect fifth above this root note.
In Western music theory, a major second (sometimes also called whole tone) is a second spanning two semitones.
In classical music from Western culture, a seventh is a musical interval encompassing seven staff positions (see Interval number for more details), and the major seventh is one of two commonly occurring sevenths.
In music, a major seventh chord is a seventh chord where the "third" note is a major third above the root, and the "seventh" note is a major seventh above the root (a fifth above the third note).
In classical music from Western culture, a third is a musical interval encompassing three staff positions (see Interval number for more details), and the major third is a third spanning four semitones.
A minor major seventh chord, or minor/major seventh chord (written as mM7, mΔ7, −Δ7, mM7, m/M7, m(M7), minmaj7, m⑦,m7, m7+, etc.), is a naturally occurring diatonic nondominant seventh chord in the harmonic minor scale.
In music theory, a minor seventh is one of two musical intervals that span seven staff positions.
In music, a minor seventh chord is any nondominant seventh chord where the "third" note is a minor third above the root.
In the music theory of Western culture, a minor third is a musical interval that encompasses three half steps, or semitones.
In music, modulation is most commonly the act or process of changing from one key (tonic, or tonal center) to another.
A nonchord tone (NCT), nonharmonic tone, or embellishing tone is a note (i.e., a pitch) in a piece of music or song that is not part of the implied or expressed chord set out by the harmonic framework.
In music, an octave (octavus: eighth) or perfect octave is the interval between one musical pitch and another with half or double its frequency.
In music theory, a perfect fifth is the musical interval corresponding to a pair of pitches with a frequency ratio of 3:2, or very nearly so.
In classical music from Western culture, a fourth spans exactly four letter names (staff positions), while a perfect fourth (harmonic series) always involves the same interval, regardless of key (sharps and flats) between letters. A perfect fourth is the relationship between the third and fourth harmonics, sounding neither major nor minor, but consonant with an unstable quality (additive synthesis). In the key of C, the notes C and F constitute a perfect fourth relationship, as they're separated by four semitones (C, C#, D, D#, E, F). Up until the late 19th century, the perfect fourth was often called by its Greek name, diatessaron. A perfect fourth in just intonation corresponds to a pitch ratio of 4:3, or about 498 cents, while in equal temperament a perfect fourth is equal to five semitones, or 500 cents. The perfect fourth is a perfect interval like the unison, octave, and perfect fifth, and it is a sensory consonance. In common practice harmony, however, it is considered a stylistic dissonance in certain contexts, namely in two-voice textures and whenever it appears above the bass. If the bass note also happens to be the chord's root, the interval's upper note almost always temporarily displaces the third of any chord, and, in the terminology used in popular music, is then called a suspended fourth. Conventionally, adjacent strings of the double bass and of the bass guitar are a perfect fourth apart when unstopped, as are all pairs but one of adjacent guitar strings under standard guitar tuning. Sets of tom-tom drums are also commonly tuned in perfect fourths. The 4:3 just perfect fourth arises in the C major scale between G and C.
"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" is a song written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach for the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
The Renaissance is a period in European history, covering the span between the 14th and 17th centuries.
In music theory, the concept of root is the idea that a chord can be represented and named by one of its notes.
A semitone, also called a half step or a half tone, is the smallest musical interval commonly used in Western tonal music, and it is considered the most dissonant when sounded harmonically.
The term sixth chord refers to two different kinds of chord, the first in classical music and the second in modern popular music.
Sturm und Drang (literally "storm and drive", "storm and urge", though conventionally translated as "storm and stress") was a proto-Romantic movement in German literature and music that occurred between the late 1760s and the early 1780s.
In music theory, tertian (tertianus, "of or concerning thirds") describes any piece, chord, counterpoint etc.
In music, a triad is a set of three notes (or "pitches") that can be stacked vertically in thirds.
In music theory, the tritone is defined as a musical interval composed of three adjacent whole tones.