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 Dissonance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In music, dissonance is a property of an interval or chord.
Dissonance in poetry is similar to cacophony and the opposite of euphony.
Cognitive dissonance is a state of mental conflict.
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 Dissonant Harmony - A New Principle of Musical and Social Organization | Rudhyar Archival Project | Musical Works and ...
Dissonances are synthetized into harmonic resonances which are relatively consonant on the spiritual plane, i.e., in the subjective consciousness of the hearer.
Dissonant music which can be called "syntonic" is thus a symbol and a part of the true spiritual sacred life whose aim is essentially the calling upon the Self to take possession of the body once the latter has become purified.
Dissonant music is thus seen as being the music of civilization, the music of MAN. As civilization opposes natural instincts, dams natural impulses in order to release power and mental energy, so dissonant music is based on the hindering of the natural flow of overtones, the basis of consonant music.
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 Sample Chapter -- Cognitive Dissonance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The magnitude of dissonance between one cognitive element and the remainder of the person's cognitions depends on the number and importance of cognitions that are consonant and dissonant with the one in question.
Self-perception theory (Bem, 1967, 1972) argued that dissonance effects were not the result of motivation to reduce the psychological discomfort produced by cognitive dissonance but were due to a nonmotivational process whereby persons merely inferred their attitudes from their behavior and the circumstances under which the behavior occurred.
Dissonance theorists currently agree that genuine cognitive changes occur in dissonance studies, for example, studies of the induced-compliance paradigm, the free-choice paradigm, and the effort-justification paradigm.
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 Third Species, Two Parts (sc3.htm)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This new type of dissonance is fundamentally different from the dissonant passing tone: while the passing tone forms a stepwise connection between two different tones, the neighboring note involves the stepwise elongation of a single tone.
The dissonant neighbor may begin on any of the four beats, but is most appropriate on the first and third quarter.
The decoration is significant because it involves the leap of a third from a dissonant note on the second quarter, postponing its resolution until the fourth quarter.
www.duke.edu /web/mus118/sp3.htm   (1075 words)

 -=DISSONANT=-   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dissonant Wallpapers has been added to the media section, feel free to download and use them.
On the 02.01.05, Dissonant are entering the studio to record their first E.P. The E.P. will consist of 6 songs and will be 40-50 minutes long.
Dissonant members are in great pain and will always be in his debt.
www.dissona.net /news.html   (428 words)

Dissonant Angel is a rock band formed in the fall of 2002 in Sugar Land, Texas.
Dissonant Angel’s music can be described best as vintage metal with hard rock and punk influences, but with a style of their own.
Dissonant Angel’s music is fueled by duel soloing, twin guitar leads, melodic vocals, driving bass, and technical drumming.
www.myspace.com /dissonantangel   (401 words)

 Science News Online - Past Issues - News Feature - 9/7/96   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Disparities between the frequencies of other pairs of tones are perceived as harsh, or dissonant.
At 4 months of age, babies mirror the musical tastes of their elders by showing a clear fondness for consonant sounds and an abiding dislike for dissonant sounds, according to Zentner and Kagan's study.
Research conducted in the past several years by other scientists indicates that the ability to discriminate consonant from dissonant pairs of tones emerges by age 6 months.
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All went well as long as a thoroughly dissonant structure was maintained, but upon the first introduction of consonance, a feeling of disappointment, of defeat, frequently occurred.
In an attempt to alleviate this feeling, 'the conventional...became a thing to be avoided' and dissonant counterpoint was born.
Indeed, Seeger felt that the ability to rhythmically 'dissonant' a single melodic line was an essential prerequisite to the successful writing of dissonant counterpoint and identified a number of practices through which this ideal might be realised.
www.o-art.org /history/early/Seeger.html   (1195 words)

Dissonant is an Israeli fresh sounding metal band formed in late 99.
Dissonant's debut album, Consolidated Reality Fragments - (1000 copies limited edition), which was entirely self-recorded, produced and mixed, shows Dissonant's ability to create an international-standard release without any outside support.
Dissonant's album consists of six songs which are marking stones in their musical evolution.
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 Halfbakery: Simple Auditory Clock Using Dissonant Sine Waves
The idea being that you would have a clock where the "hands" were replaced by 3 sinewave oscillators - The pitches of the sinewave oscillators would rise and fall according to various cycles - one on a 60-second cycle, one on a 60-minute cycle, and one on a 24 hour cycle.
The enharmonic pulses created by the dissonance between tones could be used as a way to count how many minutes before or after the hour.
An LFO on the amplitude of all 3 waves (with a quick peak and a long, shallow trough) could be set to make the clock "chime" at the hours or half hours if you didn't want it to sound constantly.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Simple_20Auditory_20Clock_20Using_20Dissonant_20Sine_20Waves   (301 words)

 iBreatheMusic Forums - Consonant and Dissonant Intervals
Dissonance and consonance are terms that were coined by the modal music theorists.
I'm just pointing out that there are even modern references that state that the P4 as an interval by itself is dissonant, and that as a member of a chord, particularly as a 1st inversion, the P4 is then considered consonant.
The original meaning of dissonance only meant that it was unstable, needed to resolve or otherwise something that could not indicate a finality.
www.ibreathemusic.com /forums/showthread.php?t=7930   (1738 words)

 ChordWizard How Music Works   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Minor second intervals are strongly dissonant, with a warbling sound in the background, as if the two notes are fighting with each other.
Perfect fourth intervals are mildly dissonant, with a stretched feeling as if they would rather return to a major third.
Tritone intervals are dissonant, and are often found in chords of four notes or more, where they add a particular harmonic spice.
www.chordwizard.com /hmw301.asp   (288 words)

 Cognitive Dissonance:
Two cognitions are dissonant when, if considered alone, the opposite of one follows from the other.
Sometimes a person becomes aware that some of their cognitions are dissonant.
Dissonance is an uncomfortable motivational state, like hunger or thirst.
uhaweb.hartford.edu /misovich/diss1.htm   (425 words)

 Cognitive Dissonance Research Report
Dissonant states that the elements are inconsistent with one another.
The second way to reduce dissonance is to change the importance of the elements that are involved.
Cognitive Dissonance is related to Relational Dialectics through the pros and cons that pull a person one way and one person another way.
oak.cats.ohiou.edu /~gc431997/cdgac.htm   (660 words)

 MuSICA Research Notes: V IV, I 1, Spring 1997
In contrast, a ratio of 45:32 produces the dissonant "tritone", (e.g., C and F#), an interval of three whole tones that was regarded as unacceptable and dangerous in the Middle Ages, the "Diabolus in musica."(1)
If the infant turned and looked at the speaker during the time a change in melody occurred (i.e., consonant to dissonant or the reverse), then she or he was rewarded by the illumination of an animated toy.
In short, the perceptual advantage of consonant intervals over dissonant intervals is present at all age levels tested, in particular it is present in infants who can hardly be said to have had much opportunity to learn about tonal music.
www.musica.uci.edu /mrn/V4I1S97.html   (4545 words)

 Search Results for dissonant -¬†Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
in music, the impression of stability and repose (consonance) in relation to the impression of tension or clash (dissonance) experienced by a listener when certain combinations of tones or notes are...
Until the 20th century, music theorists were prone to concoct tables that showed an “objective” classification of intervals into the two opposing camps of consonant and dissonant.
American composer, whose works, small in number, are characterized by highly dissonant, nonmetric melodies, wide dynamic range, and rich colouring.
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 Dissonant interview
The Grand Rapids six-piece Dissonant makes no apology for their history of breaking stages, collapsing P.A. systems or causing audience members to puke blood, suffer concussions or have their noses broken.
Instead, Dissonant insists that recreational violence is the earmark of a successful show.
gathered with Dissonant members to contemplate music, violence and the unparalleled musical insignificance of Adema.
www.recoilmag.com /interviews/dissonant_0402.html   (880 words)

 O-ChibiCon - Guests - Musicians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dissonant Angel is a band formed in the fall of 2002.
Live, Dissonant Angel*s high energy and acrobatics astound the crowd, making them feel a part of the show.
Dissonant Angel is currently working on their debut album and is expected to be released sometime in 2005 on Sixx Starr records.
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When two tones of similar frequency are played at the same time, such as a half step chord, the sound perceived is typically described as unpleasant and wobbly. This phenomenon, called the beat phenomenon, can be described in terms of physics, as well as how it is perceived by the ear and mind.
Consonance and dissonance are by definition subjective, but music from all cultures indicates that people prefer certain intervals, such as the octave and the fifth. The Physics of Beats The superposition of two pure tones of equal amplitudes but different frequencies may be illustrated mathematically.
This was used to compare the graphs of the most consonant and most dissonant sounds, the octave C’s and C and C sharp chord, respectively.
www.cs.colostate.edu /~anderson/res/eeg/sarah/essay.doc   (3492 words)

 LaRae Wiley -- Dissonant World Downloads
It about the difficulty of making space for your creative power, especially as a woman, and then holding onto that space in the face of all of the commitments and expectations that we deal with in life.
    Dissonant World is about the often conflicting forces that push and pull us through life.
Often, people want to hold to an extreme, to judge things as all fl or all white, when in truth, most situations are gray, made up of conflicting "goods" and "bads" that can be seen from more than one side.
www.laraewiley.com /dw_downloads.html   (276 words)

 Andromeda: The Dissonant Interval (1) - TV.com
Dylan wants to defend them, and Beka warns him that she's not going to stay and die defending an idea of peace.
We don't have allusions for The Dissonant Interval (1).
This episode was shown on Global TV in Canada on May 8, 2004.
www.tv.com /andromeda/the-dissonant-interval-1/episode/309515/summary.html   (457 words)

 JS Online: 'Dissonant' Mozart quartet? It's more like 'poignant'
Mozart's "Dissonant" quartet, the "String Quartet in C Major," K. 465, sounds about as dissonant to our early 21st-century ears as Haydn's "Surprise" symphony sounds surprising.
The quartet, one of six Mozart wrote in homage to Haydn, was the opening selection on the second installment of the Fine Arts Quartet's Summer Evenings of Music at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Zelazo Center.
The quartet's "dissonant" opening bars sound to modern audiences like something poignant and somber, which is the treatment the players of the FAQ gave it.
www.jsonline.com /onwisconsin/arts/jun05/332343.asp   (412 words)

 Shopper Grove : Music : Crawford: 9 Preludes, Beyer: Dissonant Counterpoint   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Beyer's indebtedness to Crawford's writing is clear: Dissonant Counterpoint even takes its name from the theory devised by Crawford and her husband, musicologist Charles Seeger.
An important new recording of Ruth Crawford's (1901-1953) transcendental 'Nine Preludes' and 'Piano Study in Mixed Accents,' and the premiere recording of 'Dissonant Counterpoint' and 'Gebrauchs-musik' by Johanna Beyer (1888-1944), a revolutionary but tragically neglected figure in American modernism.
With their piano compositions, these two women made phenominal contributions to American experimental music.
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 Johns Hopkins University Press | Books | Albert Cohen
His self-affirmation as a Jew in juxtaposition with his satirical use of anti-Semitic stereotypes still provokes unease in both republican France and institutional Judaism.
In Albert Cohen: Dissonant Voices, the first English-language study of this profound and profoundly misunderstood writer, Jack I. Abecassis traces the recurrent themes of Cohen’s works.
Abecassis argues that Cohen should not be read exclusively through the prism of European literature (Stendhal, Tolstoy, Proust), but rather as the retelling—inverting and ultimately exhausting, in the form of submerged plots—of the Biblical romances of Joseph and Esther.
www.press.jhu.edu /books/title_pages/3284.html   (401 words)

 "The Dissonant Interval, Part 1" - Episode 421 - Andromeda
Richard dickison@jcom.home.ne.jp Thu May 19 00:55:54 2005 _______________________________ In the last episode of season 4, The Dissonant Interval, the credits list Catherine Thomas as the soprano singing the beautiful “Arkology Theme”.
The Dissonant Interval would have been a great saga finalle with the message "You can rebuild all and retrace your steps from a devastating defeat, as long as you have th faith to pursue your goal".
While Rommie and Harper try to calculate their chances of survival, and Louisa and Rhade watch in horror at the casualties of the worldship weapon, Captain Dylan Hunt fears that this is the end.
www.andromedatv.com /episodes/season4/epi_421.html   (11945 words)

 New Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock HE-HY
Today, RIO defines a certain style of progressive rock: complex, dissonant, free - used to describe such bands as Miriodor and Tipographica, for example.
The topper is the side-long (on the original LP, 18' 46") "Summer in Town", a 3-movement epic which goes from darkly moody to majestic and then into a dissonant and pulsating finale which is almost reminiscent of Zeuhl.
I don't know what boy this music is supposed to be a portrait of, but he must be one disturbed young man. This album has abandoned most of the sympho-prog roots of the first album and gone straight on into RIO.
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Wiley's new CD, called Dissonant World, explores the complexities of both her own world, and of the world at large.
The lead song, Brother Raven, is a tribute to her great grandmother, a Lake Indian of the Colville Confederated Tribes of Washington State, while the title cut, Dissonant World, is a reflection on the conflicting forces present in life.
Dissonant World Is Sold At The Following Stores:
www.laraewiley.com /dissonant_world.html   (199 words)

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