The Phenomenon of the Number 3 in Music
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 3, Issue 5-1, October 2015, Pages: 37-42
Received: May 17, 2015; Accepted: May 24, 2015; Published: Jun. 30, 2015
Views 5802      Downloads 525
Penka Pencheva Mincheva, Faculty of Musical Education, Department of Musical Education and Conducting, Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Article Tools
Follow on us
In this publication, broad evidence is presented for the influence of the number three on different levels in the musical art: three properties, three values, three characteristics and others, observed in different elements of the musical language, in different relations and interconnections. This concerns the separate tone, as well as the correlations of the tones on the vertical and the horizontal plane. Attention is pointed at the parameters of both pitch and duration of the buildings elements of music, and also at the structure of musical pieces - the musical form. In almost all direction, the importance of the number three is found.
The Number Three, Tone Pitch, Tone Duration, Musical Language, Mode, Chord, Musical Form
To cite this article
Penka Pencheva Mincheva, The Phenomenon of the Number 3 in Music, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Special Issue:Musical Theory, Psychology, Pedagogy and Performing. Vol. 3, No. 5-1, 2015, pp. 37-42. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.s.2015030501.15
Bershadskaya, T. Lectures On Harmony. Leningrad, 1978 (Бершадская, Т. Лекции по гармонии. Ленинград, 1978)
Holopov, Y. Harmony - Theoretical Course. Moscow, 1988 (Холопов, Ю. Гармония – теоретический курс. Москва, 1988).
Holopov, U. “Tasks in Harmony”, Moskow, 1983, (Ю. Холопов, „Задания по гармонии”, Москва, 1983)
Kabalevski, D. The Three Pillars of Music. Sofia, 1973 (Кабалевски, Д. Трите стълба на музиката. София, 1973)
Krasinskaya, L., V. Utkin, “Elementary music theory”, Moskow, 1965, (Л. Красинская, В. Уткин, „Элементарная теория музыки”, Москва, 1965)
Mincheva, P. Music and Intellect. Sofia, 1994 (Минчева, П. Музиката и интелектът. София, 1994)
Nazaykinsky, E. Logic of Musical Composition. Moscow, 1982 (Назайкински, Е. Логика музыкальной композиции. Москва, 1982)
Protopopov, V. History of Polyphonies, Moscow.1965г. (Протопопов, В. История полифонии, М.1965)
Stoyanov, P. Introduction to Music Theory. Veliko Tarnovo, "Kiril i Metodiy", 2001 (Стоянов, П. Въведение в теорията на музиката. Велико Търново, „Кирил и Методий”, 2001)
Stoyanov, P. Musical Analysis. Sofia, "Muzika", 1982 (Стоянов, П. Музикален анализ. София, „Музика”, 1982)
Science Publishing Group
1 Rockefeller Plaza,
10th and 11th Floors,
New York, NY 10020
Tel: (001)347-983-5186