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coda

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Psychology.

(It.).

Tail. Orig. a section of a movt. added at the end to clinch matters rather than to develop the mus. further. However, in the syms. of Mozart, Haydn, and especially...

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Ernst Chladni

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Music.

(b Wittenberg, 1756; d Breslau, 1827).

Ger. scientist who made important acoustic researches. Invented two variants of the glass harmonica, the ‘Clavicylinder’ kbd. instr. with...

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MIDI

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Music.

Acronym for musical instrument digital interface. The means whereby an electronic musical instrument can communicate with other MIDI instruments and computers. Many sound cards...

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modulator

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Computing.

A device that applies modulation to a carrier for transmission through an analog channel. A demodulator performs the reverse transformation to recover the original digital signal. See also...

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octave

Overview page. Subjects: Physics — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Music — Indian Music — Music.

Term in Western music for the musical scale of seven notes, i.e. HindustaniSaptak and Karnatik Sthāyi. (See

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overtone

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Indian Music — Music.

Any note of the harmonic series except the fundamental.

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partials

Overview page. Subjects: Physics — Music.

Constituents of the notes of the harmonic series, the main (fundamental) note being the first partial and the remainder the upper partials.

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stochastic

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Music.

(from Gr., ‘point of aim’ or ‘target’).

Term first used by Swiss 18th‐cent. mathematician Bernoulli regarding mathematical laws of probability. Applied by Xenakis to mus....

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summation tone

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Psychology.

A combination tone whose frequency is equal to the sum of the frequencies of the two tones generating it. Compare difference tone.

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