Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Extended Scale

  1. #1

    Default Extended Scale

    4/1/2015

    Extended Scale

    The International Music Federation's bi-annual meeting concluded today in Vienna.
    It was announced that agreement was finally reached to add an additional note to the the musical scale in order to accommodate the continued evolution of modern musical composition. This change would not become effective until 2020 to allow musical instrument manufacturers and music publishers time to comply with the new specifications.

    The added note would be named "H" as an extension of the current alphabetical progression.
    Phonetic note-names in the major scale would remain unchanged except for the addition of "ha".
    --> do, re, mi, fa, so, ha, la, ti, and do again (to complete the octave)
    The new note is often sounded as a triplet.

    In the chromatic scale, the addition of a new H# (Ab) would also be needed.
    Beginning in 2020 piano keyboards will have both H's and H'#’s included thus changing the familiar pattern of black keys from 2-3-2-3... to 2-4-2-4.

    ********
    It would be helpful if, in future updates, iReal pro could reflect these changes when they are implemented.
    Last edited by nightjazz; 04-01-2016 at 03:20 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    321

    Default

    Yup… In German-speaking countries and some others H is the designation for the note we call B natural, and B is the designation for the note we call B flat. Thus, no international body would use H to designate a new note.
    Last edited by pdxdjazz; 04-02-2015 at 06:03 PM.

  3. #3

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith88 View Post
    Yup… In German-speaking countries and some others H is the designation for the note we call B natural, and B is the designation for the note we call B flat. Thus, no international body would use H to designate a new note.
    You are correct, so in German-speaking countries the added note will be designated:
    " Ü " (like an upright smiley-face with a BIG grin)

    Not to be confused with "Ut" which has been replaced in modern usage, by "Do"
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ut_queant_laxis
    Common usage:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zPrI8db74kA

    Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Üh-Ti and finally Do will be the new phonetic octave scale in German speaking countries.
    Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Ha-Ti & Do in the U.S. and others.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4q1Zs3vbX8M

    The added "Ü" (is pronounced "eweh")
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y_UJIMJBW88

    Music evolves.
    Last edited by nightjazz; 04-01-2018 at 02:19 PM.

  4. #4

    Default Executive Order

    It's happening...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	28 
Size:	56.5 KB 
ID:	445  

  5. #5

    Default

    The Extended Scale Sub-committee of the International Music Federation (Le sous-comité ŕ grande échelle de la Fédération internationale de musique) has announced that due to continued objection and barriers to trade from a member state, implementation of additional musical notes will be deferred for another year.

    More info:
    http://tinyurl.com/IMF-Extended-scale
    Last edited by nightjazz; 04-01-2018 at 02:19 PM.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Do you have any questions?

Check out our Support page

Sign up to our newsletter
Join us