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Re: Pitch learning

At 10:41 PM -0800 2/27/07, Susan Allen wrote:
It is astonishing to me that all of you are talking about western scales and octaves! This is not the music of the world! This is colonial music, discovered in the West....
The WORLD of music does not follow Pythagorean intervals! There are many more notes!

True. But some pitch relationships, such as perfect octave and perfect fifth, are so fundamental in our perceptual machinery that you probably don't need any learning to appreciate them. There is a "closeness" between sounds of the same chroma, whether you know or care about musical scales or not, that comes from them sharing so many periods, or frequencies, however you care to look at it, and from our machinery that reacts to these things.