Saturday, October 08, 2016

[odunhugu] Inclusive counting in music

Inclusive counting, not typically used in (American) English, is still present in musical terminology.  An interval of 7 notes higher than the base note of a scale is called an octave.  1 note higher is called a (major or minor) second.  6 octaves has nothing to do with the number 6*8 = 48; instead 6 octaves is 42 notes.

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