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Unformatted text preview: 1 When men and women are asked to sing together any pitch: We physically hear two pitches: + For example: The voices of men & women are an Octave apart When we hear two simultaneous pitches but perceive (or regard) them as one - we are hear an octave . Music is a cultural phenomenon : it differs among cultures and historical periods. The interval* of an Octave is a physical phenomenon that exists in nature, independently of history, culture, etc. The Octave is the basis of all music, in all human cultures. *an interval is the distance between two pitches (more on that later) 2 Like any other interval, the Octave can be performed Harmonically- that is, two pitches sounding together, or Melodically - that is, one pitch after the other. Mark on the text the occurrences of melodic octaves Somewhere over the rainbow Way up high Theres a land that I heard of Once in a lullaby. Somewhere over the rainbow Skies are blue And the dreams that you dare to dream Really do come true Some day I wish upon a star And wake up Where the clouds are far behind me...
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course MUS 1005 taught by Professor Esheinberg during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.
- Spring '08