Introduction to Pitch Systems in Tonal Music (English)

Course Created by University of California, Irvine

  •   Lifetime access to all lessons!
  •   30 days money back guarantee!
  •   Accessible via iPhone, iPad and Android (soon!)

This series is one part of UC Irvine's Musicianship 15 ABC sequence for music majors. An understanding of music notation and basic musical terms is helpful but not required for these presentations. The math involved is basic. Pitch systems use mathematics to organize audible phenomenon for creative expression. The cognitive processes we develop through exposure to music comprise a kind of applied mathematics; our emotional responses to musical nuance grow out of a largely unconscious mastery of the patterns and structures in music. This series of presentations covers the basic mathematics and cognitive phenomenon found in the tonal system used in Western music and much of the music of the world. Over the course of several presentations we will explore basic concepts of pitch and frequency, the organizing rules of tonal systems, and the mathematical construction of basic scales and chords. The reasoning and purpose of equal temperament, the standard tuning system for tonal music, will be explored in this context. Presentations will include graphics and computer applications designed specifically to illustrate these concepts.
License:

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Introduction to Pitch Systems in Tonal Music (English)

  • Lesson 1
    Part 00: Introduction (Engl…
    02:52
  • Lesson 2
    Part 01: Basic concepts (En…
    11:37
  • Lesson 3
    Part 02: The Octave and Jus…
    19:06
  • Lesson 4
    Part 03: Octave equivalence…
    10:49
  • Lesson 5
    Part 04: Circular Pitch Sys…
    08:06
  • Lesson 6
    Part 05: Building a Diatoni…
    10:31
  • Lesson 7
    Part 06: Pythagorean Tuning…
    10:09
  • Lesson 8
    Part 07: The Minor Triad an…
    13:25
  • Lesson 9
    Part 08: Tuning with Pure M…
    12:03
  • Lesson 10
    Part 09: A 12-Tone Pythago…
    11:41

  •   Lifetime access to all lessons!
  •   30 days money back guarantee!
  •   Accessible via iPhone, iPad and Android (soon!)