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Music Theory for Computer Musicians by Michael Hewitt

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Imperfect Concords

After octaves, fifths, and fourths—the perfect consonances—there are other kinds of intervals that are vitally important for musical harmony. These are the thirds and the sixths. In the major scale, it is possible to build a third or a sixth upon any of those seven scale degrees (see Figure 8.5).

Figure 8.5. Thirds and sixths in the major scale.

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