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  • Besides the "new market" of Domesday Book the abbots obtained charters in 1215 and 1253 for fairs during the octaves of All Saints and St Thomas the Martyr.

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  • In the succeeding year he showed, in the same journal, that if the elements be arranged in the order of their atomic weights, those having consecutive numbers frequently either belong to the same group or occupy similar positions in different groups, and he pointed out that each eighth element starting from a given one is in this arrangement a kind of repetition of the first, like the eighth note of an octave in music. The Law of Octaves thus enunciated was at first ignored or treated with ridicule as a fantastic notion unworthy of serious consideration, but the idea, subsequently elaborated by D.

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  • This is of constant occurrence in classical pianoforte music, in which thick chords are subjected to polyphonic laws only in their top and bottom notes, while the inner notes make a solid mass of sound in which numerous consecutive fifths and octaves are not only harmless but essential to the balance of tone.

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  • Two parts must not move in consecutive octaves or fifths, because by so doing they unaccountably reinforce each other by an amount by which they impoverish the rest of the harmony.

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  • White is also worn during the octaves of these festivals, on ordinary days (for which no special colour is provided) between Easter and Whitsuntide, at certain special masses connected with the saints falling under the above category, and at bridal masses.

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  • The third 4= 5 X Z X z or ascent through an interval 4, which has no special name, and a descent through two octaves, and so on.

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  • ix.) used a string loaded at the middle point so that the higher tones were several octaves above the fundamental, and so not likely to be mistaken for it; he found that with 37 vibrations per second a very weak sensation of tone was heard, but with 34 there was scarcely anything audible left.

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  • a semitone, give two beats per second, while the same number of beats are given by notes of 32 X 16 (four octaves higher than the first of the preceding) or 512, and 514 vibrations, which are only slightly out of tune.

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  • In a true-harmonic bell, with the main partials in octaves, the pitch is about an octave below the nominal.

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  • The company has too many octaves to buy it.

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  • There are nine ranges allowed, which overlap and span two octaves each.

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  • This setup extends their maybe already excellent setup into true full range giving the extended lower octaves for pure stereo listening pleasure.

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  • several octaves up the girl sings along with him.

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  • Piano arrangements inevitably include the same note at different octaves.

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  • For many of us the apprehension of the higher octaves of Truth is quite beyond us.

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  • You should understand how to check for consecutive octaves and fifths and how to avoid them.

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  • Nick Cave, but up a few octaves, basically.

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  • I have taken the step of making my border pipes with a common major scale with a range of one and a half octaves.

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  • With the more usual 61-note soundboard, the range would only be a paltry three octaves.

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  • John Hitchcock made spinets with a compass of five octaves; some are known bearing dates between 1620 and 1640.

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  • - Sundays and week-days between Epiphany and Septuagesima, and between Trinity and Advent, except festivals and their octaves and Ember days.

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  • It may thus be brought into unison with any sound of which it may be required to determine the corresponding number of vibrations per second, as for instance the note A3, three octaves higher than the A which is indicated musically by a small circle placed between the second and third lines of the G clef, which A is the note of the tuning-fork usually employed for regulating concert-pitch.

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  • Robert Smith (Harmonics, 2nd ed., 1 759, p. 95) states that Sauveur " inferred that octaves and other simple concords, whose vibrations coincide very often, are agreeable and pleasant because their beats are too quick to be distinguished, be the pitch of the sounds ever so low; and on the contrary, that the more complex consonances whose vibrations coincide seldom are disagreeable because we can distinguish their slow beats; which displease the ear, says he, by reason of the inequality of the sound.

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