The Cycle of Music


QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong, isn’t music also cycles with the same structure that repeats?

ANSWER: Absolutely. Cycle has specific meanings in the field of music. Of course, acoustically, it refers to one complete vibration, the base unit of Hertz being one cycle per second. Then you have a cycle interval cycle which is a collection of pitch classes that are created by a producing a sequence of identical intervals. Harmonic cycles, which are repeated sequences of a harmonic progression, are at the root of many musical genres as in the video. The chord progression may be repeated indefinitely, with melodic and lyrical variation forming the musical interest. So yes, this can be reduced to a cycle of cords.

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