Thread: Dodecaphonics
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Old 2006-11-30, 03:45
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Maybe the example of using the seven white keys was a bad example, but it is still true that an atonal piece of music can be composed without using all twelve keys. For example: leave the D and play the rest in any order, using them all. Or try a hexatonic scale. It has no real root, for you can start at any note. Or try an octotonic scale. That one has eight tones that all can be used as root. I know a piece of music for violoncello and piano, which was written in a KZ. Except for no measure, you cannot hear any melody, or tonality.

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