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20:05 Nov 30, 2004
English to Chinese translations [PRO] Science - Music / History of Musical Theory
English term or phrase:independent of actual pitch
The systems described are in themselves ***independent of any actual pitch.**** When the Immutable System (i.e. the GPS together with the tetrachord synemmenon) was placed within a specific range of pitch, it was called a tonos (sometimes tropos). In the system of Aristoxenus there were 13 such tonoi, disposed at intervals of a semitone. Two higher tonoi were added later, making 15 in all, covering a range of three octaves and a tone. A omenoi with modern pitches is governed by the assumption, for which there are grounds in the notation, that the Hypolydian was the "natural" key; the conventional equivalents are probably too high, but it is not possible to determine by how much.