Twelfth - Music

Music

  • The note twelve scale degrees from the root (current note, in a chord).
    • The interval (music) (that is, gap) between the root and the twelfth note: a compound fifth.

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    Nearly all the bands are mustered out of service; ours therefore is a novelty. We marched a few miles yesterday on a road where troops have not before marched. It was funny to see the children. I saw our boys running after the music in many a group of clean, bright-looking, excited little fellows.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    For do but note a wild and wanton herd
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    Which is the hot condition of their blood;
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    The music of an unhappy people, of the children of disappointment; they tell of death and suffering and unvoiced longing toward a truer world, of misty wanderings and hidden ways.
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