Challenging some Misconceptions about the <i>Règle de l'octave</i>

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Patrice Nicolas


In this paper, I use Rameau's contradictions as a basis for my defense of the règle de l'octave. I also challenge certain misconceptions about the règle current in scholarly literature, notably its alleged harmonic incompleteness and stepwise motion requirement, while asserting some of its rarely discussed uses and properties.

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