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

Andantino, piacevole C minor, 22 bars It can be expressed as a ratio by compounding suitable superparticular ratios. January Learn how and when to remove this template message. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Lento C minor, 18 bars Extended performance techniquesp. This list is not exhaustive, even when limited to the ficth sixteen partials.

Augmented fourths Diminished fifths The Devil in classical music.

Just TritoneNumber to an Octave: A musical scale or chord containing tritones is called tritonic ; one without tritones is atritonic. The diminished triad also dininished a tritone in its construction, deriving its name from the diminished-fifth interval i.

Ben ritmato B minor, 28 bars Performance Restricted Attribution-ShareAlike 3. Work Title Mikrokosmos Alt ernative.


In most dimknished tuning systems, they are not equivalent, and neither is exactly equal to half an octave. Naxos Javascript not enabled.

Minor sixths in parallel motion. Often, the inversion ii o6 is used to move the tritone to the inner voices as this allows for stepwise motion in the bass to the dominant root.

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The condition of having tritones is called tritonia ; that of having no tritones is atritonia. Staccato and legato 1. In minor, the diminished triad comprising two minor thirds, which together add up to a tritone appears on the second scale degree—and thus features prominently in the progression ii o —V—i. The half-octave or equal tempered A4 and d5 are unique in being equal to their own inverse each to the other. Allegro G dorian, 8 bars Andante A minor, 24 bars The name diabolus in musica “the Devil in music” has been applied to the interval from at least the early 18th century, though its use is not restricted to the tritone.

Largamente C major, 27 bars Free canon. Vivace E mixolydian, 28 bars New Hungarian folk song with voice. At any rate, avoidance of the interval for musical reasons has a long history, stretching back to the parallel organum of the Musica Enchiriadis. Hungarian dance for two pianos. On the other hand, two A4 add up to six whole tones. The augmented fourth resolves outward to a minor or major sixth the first measure below.


You get an A for effort. Six dances in bulgarian rhythm 2. Theodor Philipp Calvisius, Allegro C major, 33 bars Con moto, scherzando C major, 52 bars. The unstable character of the tritone sets it apart, as discussed in [28] [ Paul Hindemith.

I loved the descending line that alternates between the two voices from M. In all of the sonorities mentioned above, used in functional harmonic analysis, the tritone pushes towards resolution, generally resolving by step in contrary motion.

Andante A minor, 16 bars Accompaniment in broken triads. The augmented fourth A4 and diminished fifth d5 are defined as the intervals produced by widening the perfect fourth and narrowing the perfect fifth by one chromatic semitone. Thirds against a single voice. Microtone 5-limit Comma Pseudo-octave Pythagorean interval Subminor and supermajor. Andante D major, 15 bars In phrygian mode.