How to use Dissonance in a sentence
This tone may be within dissonance range of one of the primaries.
The sound is jarring and harsh, and we term it a " dissonance " or " discord."
The frequency of beats giving maximum dissonance rises as we rise higher in the musical scale, and falls as we descend.
If all tones were pure, dissonance at this part of the scale would not occur if the interval were more than a third.
The very marked dissonance of the major seventh is thus explained.Advertisement
Yet, despite the recent harmony, there is much that could create dissonance.
But his plays - with the exception of The Witch of Edmonton, in which he doubtless had a prominent share - too often disturb the mind like a bad drel n which ends as an unsolved dissonance; and this defect is a sup
The two tones are now dissonant, and, as we have seen, about the middle of the scale the maximum dissonance is when there are between 30 and 40 beats per second.
Areas such as assonance, dissonance, metaphor and simile are also important.
We are then led to conclude that beats are the physical foundation for dissonance.Advertisement
This beat theory of dissonance was first put forward by Joseph Sauveur (1653-1716) in 1700.
But we have to remember that with strings, pipes and instruments generally the fundamental tone is accompanied by overtones, called also " upper partials," and beating within the dissonance range may occur between these overtones.
If they try to have open minds they experience cognitive dissonance.
If the pitch is raised still further the dissonance lessens, and when there are about 130 beats per second the interval is consonant.
When two sources emit only pure tones we might expect that we should have no dissonance when, as in the major seventh, the beat frequency is greater than the range of harshness.Advertisement
Sedley Taylor, Sound and Music (1882), contains a simple and excellent account of Helmholtz's theory of consonance and dissonance.
But if you are a fanatic, that realization would cause too much cognitive dissonance to sink in.
It could therefore be expected to set up cognitive dissonance in anyone considering voting conservative.
In order to reduce that dissonance, rather than renounce their beliefs, they did the exact opposite.
In this medium he was able to convey great depth of feeling, often using dissonance to great effect.Advertisement
A more practical approach for combining wine with food is to avoid any possible dissonance between them.
The theory of cognitive dissonance is supposed to explain why people gamble.
In Chapter 5, the discussion and analysis is focused on the concepts of cultural identity and cultural dissonance.
Through exposure to more cognitive dissonance, the decision was further reinforced.
This is brooding music, often slow, taking time to unfold, embracing extreme dissonance as well as tender, diatonic harmonies.Advertisement
That of course means that there will be an unexpected dissonance within what would have been clearly identifiable scientific, yet artificial parameters.
The memory of the unresolved emotional hurt would create dissonance until it is properly processed.
The success or failure of a relationship, when judged from an astrological perspective, relies on the harmony or dissonance of fundamental energies.
In the same year appeared Evanson's work entitled The Dissonance of the four generally received Evangelists, to which replies were published by Priestley and David Simpson (1793).
Thus, suppose a fundamental 256 has present with it overtone harmonics 512, 768, 1024, 1280, &c., and that we sound with it the major seventh with fundamental 480, and having harmonics 960, 1440, &c. The two sets may be arranged thus c 256 512 768 1024 1280 h 480 960 1440, and we see that the fundamental of the second will beat 32 times per second with the first overtone of the first, giving dissonance.
Both the film and the objects explore this emotional dissonance.
He had published in 5539 his Kriegbi chlein des Friedens (pseudonymous), his Schrifftliche and ganz gri ndliche Auslegung des 64 Psalms, and his Das verbiitschierte mit sieben Siegeln verschlossene Buck (a biblical index, exhibiting the dissonance of Scripture); in 1541 his Spruchworter (a collection of proverbs, several times reprinted with variations); in 1542 a new edition of his Paradoxa; and some smaller works.