Early Indian Heptatonic Scales and Recent Diatonic Theory, by N Ramanathan

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Early Indian Heptatonic Scales and Recent Diatonic Theory, by N Ramanathan

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Ramanathan N

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0529

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AE-RamanathanN-Indian-Heptatonic-Scales-and-Diatonic-Theory-0529.pdf

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The article, authored along with 3 others, describes and evaluates an application of recent diatonic theory to one of the most intractable problems in music history: How and why have large numbers of unrelated musical cultures selected similar heptatonic scales as their basic melodic sources, and what similar features of "diatonicism" do these scales exhibit?
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Ramanathan N