# Re: Imported less than...

Stephen wrote:
On 8/05/2011 12:25 PM, Lumpy wrote:
Stephen wrote:
This is not down! You can't go down and stay where you are.

You can in music.

None of this changes the fact that 8-6=2, not 3.

I figured you'd want to re-interpret the history
of music theory. I didn't figure incorrectly.

So explain this:

Or, should we say 3 half-steps, or, frets?

Three "scale degrees". ie 6-7-8 or 8-7-6.

You were the one who said not 3-half steps up or down but three
scale
degrees.

Nope. I said that.

If you move 3 semitones, the interval is a minor third. If you
want to
talk about moving up a scale degree, from A to B, the interval
is a
second. But though it's a second, you're moving from one scale
degree
to the one immediately above.

Yep. And from B to C is a 2nd.

Intervals don't just have a number, they have a 'quality' too.

No way moving 3 half-steps = moving three scale degrees. Can't
be
right.

I agree with you here. Saying move 3 scale degrees down *from* C
would be G to me.

But saying move down a 3rd (maj or mi) would be something
different.

If you don't like moving up or down two scale degrees, just say
up or
down 3 semitones or a minor third.

Hope it's still clear to everyone. Sorry to labour it. Lumpy is
right
up or
down by a number of scale degrees but only by intervals. Fine
with me.

Again. To find the relative minor of C major, count down three
semitones. It's A minor. Even Lumpy can't argue with that.

.

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