Introduction/Reference/Definitions/T

abbreviations
"Tr" - a traditional, usually academic definition or symbol
"Ex-" - example

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T
the Tenor voice in a choir.

TA
see Vocentro

TANA
see Vocentro

TARA
see Vocentro

TABLES
Mostly used in Just Intonation to give accurate tunings listed (a) construction of the harmonic system, (b) placed in order of pitch (ascending or descending), and (c) the natural harmonics.

TAIL
The 3 secondary chords (harmonic functions) of a mode - the ANTES-1, 2, and 3.

TEMPERATURE
see Chrominicism

TEMPERED TUNING
see Intonation

TENANT CHORDS
One of the transformations in Melo-Harmony.

TENDENCY
The "desire" of a note to rise or to fall to the following note: (a) on a large level (that of the Window of the diatonic system), according to its Chrominicism, and (b) on a smaller level (that of the chord involved), according to the Voice-leading of its specific Orbit. See the Comments and Questions page.

TENTH
Tr- Distance, in the Quantitative Dimension of Pitch (frequency) see Interval

TERNARY
Grouping and subdividing by three, the result of a Transformation in Rhythm

TETRAD
A 4-note chord. see Chordal Function

THIRD
1. Tr- Distance, in the Quantitative Dimension of Pitch (frequency) see Interval 2. The Median of a chord. see Chordal Function

THIRTEENTH
Tr- Distance, in the Quantitative Dimension of Pitch (frequency) see Interval

THIRTY-SECOND-NOTE
see Note-values

TI
see Vocentro

TIMBRE
Qualitative Dimension in the World of Energy, proportion of the volume of the natural harmonics to that of the fundamental tone

TIME
One of the 3 Worlds of Music - its Quantitative Dimension is Duration of a note (or chord) and its Qualitative Dimension (at any specific moment) is found in the Alternation of Beat and Offbeat at all levels of Duration.

TONIC
The chord in the center of the nucleus (the group of 3 similar-mode chords, of the same mode as that of the tonality)

TONAL FUNCTON
Each Tonal System (within a Window) contains seven chords with distinct Tonal Functions
     Within the nucleus of the Tonal System (the three chords of the same mode as that of the system)
          The TONIC chord in the center of the three
          The DOMINANT chord beside the TONIC, at the center of the Window
          The COUNTER (Subdominant) chord on the other side of the TONIC, at the extremity of the Window
     Within the Tail of the Tonal System (the three chords of opposite mode to that of the system
          The ANTE-1 placed next to the DOMINANT
          The ANTE-2 placed next to the ANTE-1
          The ANTE-3 placed next to the ANTE-2, at the extremity of the Window
     Joining both extremities of the Window to complete the Circle
          The "Buckle" chord which has a smaller FRAME
               (a diminished fifth, between the sharpest and flattest notes of the system)

TONALITY
see Key

TRANSFORMATIONS
A set of procedures which, applied to the Basic Materials of a Structure of Music (Rhythm, Harmony, or Melody) will produce all the more complex forms. The very essence of a Generative Theory

TRIAD
A 3-note chord. see Chordal Function and Incompleteness

TROCHEE
A 2-syllable word consisting of Beat/Off-beat (Ex- "morning"). see Scansion

TRUNK TUNING
Tuning which uses the interval of the perfect fifth (3/2). Also called Pythagorean Tuning.

TWELFTH
Tr- Distance, in the Quantitative Dimension of Pitch (frequency) see Interval

TUNING
see Intonation