Asian music theory
The first musical scales were derived from the harmonic series. On the Guqin (a traditional instrument) all of the dotted positions are.
Japanese musical scales
A variety of musical scales are used in traditional Japanese music. While a twelve-tone (dodecaphonic) Chinese scale has influenced Japanese music Stub icon, This music theory article is a stub.
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What are some good texts I could read for an introduction to East-Asian music theory? Specifically, Chinese and Japanese music.
Description:This is the scale you will hear on a properly tuned piano. Now, listen to one of the many Chinese tunings used to play a similar scale. Unless you have perfect pitch, you might not be able to tell the difference without a better musical context.