Lecture on 12+ TET scales (TET = tone equal-temperament)
1. Explain Scales. Refer students to Scale Handout.
Chromatic (all 12 notes)
Diatonic (7 of the 12--can be major, minor, modes, etc)
Pentatonic (5 of the 12, for example black keys only)
Sound Track #7 from Powell's book
"My Girl" by the
Temptations (C major pentatonic scale).
2. Explain 19+TET and 19+ tone
Students will see for themselves that the 19TET, for example, has many consonant
(harmonious) intervals. Although somewhat awkward, it has been used by
various musicians. See following examples.
Intonation Guitar (not equal-tempered)
31 meantone marimba
(MIDI, not actual harpsichord)