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E. e. dissonant notes). It should be noted that-with such definitions-'consonance' and 'dissonance' may no longer bear any direct relationship to the "sonorous quality" (or even to the "functional behavior") of the aggregate in which these notes occur. Their consonant or dissonant status is completely determined by the structure of the aggregate in relation to its harmonic root, and this structure is specified hv -,the identification of each of its constituent tones-as root, third, fifth, or These, of course, are mutually related in such a way that the identification of any one of them automatically serves to identify all of the others, but one, at least, must be able to be identified unambiguously; otherwise the whole system breaks down.

CDC-2 from the 9th the 13th centuries, and CDC-3 from the 14th through the 17th cen-wries: Thus, in the 9th century-and again in the 14th-a new interpretation of 'consonance' and 'dissonance' began to supercede an older one. But the aspect of musical perception denoted by these terms in their earlier interpretation did not-in either instance-simply disappear, or become any less real ban it had been before. Although the changes in their descriptive language during these transitions may have involved the replacement of one set of meanings by another, the perceptual and conceptual changes which this language had to accomodate involved a cumulative process of addition of a new percepwallconceptual acquisition to the earlier ones.

P. 49. C. , CDC-2 from the 9th the 13th centuries, and CDC-3 from the 14th through the 17th cen-wries: Thus, in the 9th century-and again in the 14th-a new interpretation of 'consonance' and 'dissonance' began to supercede an older one. But the aspect of musical perception denoted by these terms in their earlier interpretation did not-in either instance-simply disappear, or become any less real ban it had been before. Although the changes in their descriptive language during these transitions may have involved the replacement of one set of meanings by another, the perceptual and conceptual changes which this language had to accomodate involved a cumulative process of addition of a new percepwallconceptual acquisition to the earlier ones.

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