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The Devil's Interval

augmented and diminished

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Created on 2013-06-27 08:51:33 (#2044807), last updated 2013-06-27 (221 weeks ago)

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The tritone, which derives its name from the fact that it spans three whole tones, is a musical interval of six semitones. An augmented fourth or diminished or flatted fifth is a tritone; two tritones add up to an octave. One of the two strong dissonances in the diatonic scale, it was called diabolus in musica ("the Devil's interval") by some from the early music era to the baroque period. It was exploited more heavily after the advent of equal temperament due to its usefulness to create a modulation. It is the only interval in tonal music that keeps its characteristic sound in inversion.

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