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08-29-2003, 01:18 PM
So how about one single note you might ask. Well, as long it's just one note- no real interval is involved. But let's say we play the same note twice (either on the same instrument or on two different instruments) then an interval is involved.

(quote was taken from intervals article by Gunharth Randolf)

Guni, sir, im a bit confused about the single note played twice. Correct me if i'm wrong, the sense that i get is that, intervals also describe the TIME distance between notes, or/and intervals also describe the distance between two tones?:confused:

08-30-2003, 04:23 PM
Hey Roel, intervals describe ONLY the DISTANCE between two notes. PLaying the same note twice is called unison, or an octave.

A single note cant refer to an interval cuz you dont have any reference as to which you can extract an interval from.

What i mean is:

What distance is there from point a to point b?


10 of these -

That distance represents what intervals are.

But i cant ask you the distance from point a to point a

Arghhhhhhhhhh hope i made sense.

08-30-2003, 04:24 PM
That just comes to prove why I shouldnt answer questions for guni....lololololol i just woke up.