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Old 02-06-2005, 07:32 PM
Josh_dePlume Josh_dePlume is offline
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Originally Posted by Spectre of Pithecanthropus
most Western music was initially based on the major or minor scale; East Asian music is typically based on a five-tone, or pentatonic scale; our regular major/minor scale is nine toned, including both tonics.
Nine? I would have thought seven-toned (in the same sense that pentatonic is five-toned) or, if you want to include both tonics, eight-toned (hence the octave).