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noun as in rhythmic interval

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Thanks to its straightforward playing mechanics, repeating layout, and a massive range spanning seven octaves, piano is one of the most unique and immediately rewarding instruments to learn.

Playing notes on her piano, she demonstrates for Steve why whole numbers sound pleasing, why octaves are mathematically imperfect, and how math underlies musical composition.

Andrew Rannells and Tituss Burgess teamed up for “It Takes Two” from “Into the Woods,” with Burgess jacking up his voice an octave to sing the Baker’s Wife’s part.

His three-octave falsetto was also used to good advantage in Mars Attacks!

I played up one octave, and then I wished to go on by placing my first finger on F sharp.

An octave coupler without such extension is incomplete and is no more honest than a stop which only goes down to Tenor C.

Not only did he provide sub-octave and super-octave couplers freely, but he even added a Swell Sub-quint to Great coupler!

Closing the holes again and blowing harder, we get the scale an octave higher.

If two notes at an interval of a fifth are held down, a note one octave below the lower one will be heard.


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On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to octave, such as: eight, interval, note, scale, and tone.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.