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Old 22nd December 2006, 21:40   #14
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Twelve-tone makes non-tonal use for tonal notes.

Because of this I don't really see the point.

Basically, the frequencies chosen to be notes available on tuned musical instruments were chosen because of their sound relationship to one-another in a tonal setting. Pythagoras then gave the mathematical explanation for why they work that way. To use these tuned tonal notes in a non tonal setting is rather pointless, even if you do arrange them in the prescribed format of 12-tone music.

It also seems that 12-tone is a theory-before-practice creation, making it more science than art, something that makes the music suffer in my opinion.

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