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The Fundamentals

This page gives a very quick whistle-stop tour around how the western system of music came to be the way it is through rationale, this will likely miss out some information that some might think to be useful and I'm not taking a historic tour (I won't be talking about Greek tribes here at all)


Sound is a Vibration

As you may well already know, sound is a vibration that propagates through the air and is picked up by our ears. A vibration is easy to quantify in a solid - the solid object oscillates rapidly, physaically moving in small distances back and forth


Sin Wave



Natural Sounds






Equal Temperament



Major Scale








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