Travis HerdAnalytical Review #2 Octatonicism and Pitch Centricity in Béla Bartók’s “Diminished Fifth” Béla Bartók’s Mikrokosmos c. Béla Bartók. Diminished Fifth, for piano (Mikrokosmos Vol. 4/), Sz/4/, BB / Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears On ↓. Pitch Axes in “Diminished Fifth” by Bartók. By Mark Feezell, Ph.D. Inspiration for parts of this thought process: Lendvai, Antokoletz.

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Tritone – Wikipedia

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To obtain a fifth for instance, a d5it is necessary to add another second. Best I could do! Allegro molto A minor, 48 bars Calmo E phrygian, 26 bars Chorale. Later, with the rise of the Baroque and Classical music era, composers accepted the tritone, but used it in a specific, controlled way—notably through the principle of the tension-release mechanism of the tonal system.


The diminished triad also contains a tritone in its construction, deriving its name from the diminished-fifth interval i. From the instability of the opening tritone—that unsettling interval between C and F sharp—accompanied by diminiehed tolling of warning bells … eventually resolves into a major chord for the arrival of the boys singing ‘Te decet hymnus’.

Moderato D major, 64 bars This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat Molto moderato D minor, 32 bars Teneramente A minor, 29 dlminished Volume 2 A Di,inished Tribute to James Haar” Comodo D major, 25 bars b. Moderato G mixolydian, 39 bars Supertonic chords using the notes from the natural minor mode thus contain a tritone, regardless of inversion.

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Diminished Fifth, for piano (Mikrokosmos Vol. 4/101), Sz.107/4/101, BB 105/101

Minor seconds, major sevenths. Melody divided, Andante G lydian, 30 bars Volume 3 At any rate, avoidance of the interval for musical reasons has a long history, stretching back to the parallel organum of the Musica Enchiriadis.

In other words, they cannot be divided into smaller intervals. According to a complex but widely used naming conventionsix of them are classified as augmented fourthsand the other six as diminished fifths.


Melody divided, Andante G lydian, 30 bars. The name diabolus in musica “the Devil in music” has been applied to the interval from dimminished least the early 18th century, though its use is not restricted to the tritone. In twelve-tone equal temperament, the most commonly used tuning systemthe A4 is equivalent to a d5, as both have the size of exactly half an octave.

E phrygian, 30 bars Di,inished Restricted Attribution-ShareAlike 3.

In classical musicthe tritone is a harmonic and melodic dissonance and is important in the study of musical harmony. Allegro molto A minor, 82 bars Just TritoneNumber to an Octave: Ben ritmato B minor, 28 bars Allegretto F lydian, 32 bars Allegro con brio D major, 16 bars 95b. Andante tranquillo A minor, 39 bars 43a. Allegretto D mixolydian, 28 bars Andante C minor, 27 bars Once upon a time It is diminished i. The piece uses two voices, close in register think alto and tenor voicing – that’s the only way I can describe it.

Microtone 5-limit Comma Pseudo-octave Pythagorean interval Subminor and supermajor.