November 9, 2011

The microtone

Categories: Fun — Tags: , , , — Nick @ 2:12 am

Today’s question is the seventh in a 10-question music theory quiz for and If you have a taste for slightly out-of-the-way musical jargon, you may already know the answer to:

What is a microtone?

Which of the following definitions most accurately captures the meaning of the word ‘microtone’?

  1. A separation of pitch smaller than a semitone
  2. A short musical work stating a single melodic idea
  3. A sound too brief or too quiet to register fully with an audience
  4. A special microphone for recording tones


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