#1
Hi

I need to know what a tritone is, what a tritone below F is, and the use of it.

I have asked my tutor, but he not very helpful and told me to look on the web.

I've had a look on the web and i cannot find anything understandable.

So I would really like some help, and I would be forever thankful

Jack
#2
a tritone is a chord with three notes

a tritone below F would be... idk, a tritone lower than F?
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#3
your doing A level music and you DONT know what a tritone is? oh dear.

A tritone is a diminished 5th , it is 3 tones away from the previous note you played .A tritone below f is B. The use of it is tension.
#4
Quote by FNAFJ
a tritone is a chord with three notes

a tritone below F would be... idk, a tritone lower than F?



Not really. It's a chord with three WHOLE notes, so in effect, it's just a b5.


EDIT: ^ He got it.
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#5
Quote by professorlamp
your doing A level music and you DONT know what a tritone is? oh dear.

A tritone is a diminished 5th , it is 3 tones away from the previous note you played .A tritone below f is B. The use of it is tension.



lol well i am grade 6 theory, i just didn't know that one thing
#6
Quote by SchecterC-1+Man
Not really. It's a chord with three WHOLE notes, so in effect, it's just a b5.


EDIT: ^ He got it.


... b5 Isn't a tritone ¬.¬
It's only got 2 notes, so it's an interval
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#8
are you serious... you are doing A Level music and dont know what a tritone is...

well basically its a diminished fifth, and is three whole tones up or down from a note. a tritone of F would be B
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#9
It's also known as 'the interval of the Devil'. It sounds really badass, so I figure that's why.

Extra tidbit - you can substitute a dominantic function with it's respective tritone and get a really cool effect. Favorite interval ever.
#10
Quote by AlienFinger79
Extra tidbit - you can substitute a dominantic function with it's respective tritone and get a really cool effect. Favorite interval ever.

Known as tritone substitution.
#12
Quote by FNAFJ
a tritone is a chord with three notes

A triad is a chord with three notes.
#13
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The amount of bad advice in this thread is phenomenal.


hehe He should have stuck to his tutor's advice and google it.

#14
Quote by FNAFJ
... b5 Isn't a tritone ¬.¬
It's only got 2 notes, so it's an interval


A tritone is an interval.
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#15
A tritone is an interval.
It is an augmented 4th.....
It is called tritone because you get it by stacking 3 major seconds ( stacking 2 2nds is a ditone, 4 2nds a tetratone, 5 2nds a pentatone, etc).
People often say it is a diminished 5th, but a diminished fifth is made by stacking two minor 3rds , or two seconds and a diminished 3rd, or whatever method you want.