creates a Sound object that is a sequence of pitches corresponding to numbers i1,i2,, a list of intervals measured in cents, starting at freq Hertz and lasting dur seconds.


  • To use MusicScale, you first need to load the Music Package using Needs["Music`"].
  • MusicScale creates a pitch sequence from a predefined interval list or an arbitrary list of numbers interpreted as intervals.
  • The list of intervals does not have to be in ascending or descending order.
  • The following predefined interval lists may be given:
  • JustMajorinterval list for the Just Major scale
    JustMinorinterval list for the minor version of the Just Major scale
    MeanChromaticinterval list for the Mean Chromatic scale
    MeanMajorinterval list derived from the Mean Chromatic scale
    PythagoreanChromaticinterval list for the Pythagorean Chromatic scale
    PythagoreanMajorinterval list for the Pythagorean Major scale
    QuarterToneinterval list in which each semitone is split in two
    SixthToneinterval list in which each semitone is split in three
    TemperedChromaticinterval list corresponding to an equal-tempered scale
    TemperedMajorinterval list derived from the Tempered Chromatic scale
    TemperedMinorinterval list derived from the Tempered Chromatic scale
  • The two functions HertzToCents and CentsToHertz convert a list of one type to its complementary type.