How to use Octaves in a sentence
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Advertisement
In a true-harmonic bell, with the main partials in octaves, the pitch is about an octave below the nominal.
The company has too many octaves to buy it.
There are nine ranges allowed, which overlap and span two octaves each.
This setup extends their maybe already excellent setup into true full range giving the extended lower octaves for pure stereo listening pleasure.
Piano arrangements inevitably include the same note at different octaves.Advertisement
For many of us the apprehension of the higher octaves of Truth is quite beyond us.
You should understand how to check for consecutive octaves and fifths and how to avoid them.
I have taken the step of making my border pipes with a common major scale with a range of one and a half octaves.
With the more usual 61-note soundboard, the range would only be a paltry three octaves.
John Hitchcock made spinets with a compass of five octaves; some are known bearing dates between 1620 and 1640.Advertisement
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.
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.