In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- For example, the sight-singing student who depends upon intervallic content alone in rendering pitches will view the passage C-D-E-F as two whole steps followed by a half step.
- For example, when I first used MusicEase, I was dismayed to hear that the pitch emanating out of my computer was about a half step flat.
- Remind the student that in major keys, the half steps will occur between degrees three and four and degrees seven and eight.
- Take the opportunity to point out that a perfect fifth - when counting either direction in the alphabet - contains seven half steps, avoiding confusion between B and F-sharp, or B-flat and F.
- Andreas Werckmeister was a musician and music theorist who invented the equal tempered scale - the octave divided into 12 equal half steps - in 1685.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.