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"The organic structure of music is formed by the three ratios of 1:2, 1:3, and 1:5, from the laws of quantities and motions; but as it is only the ratio of 1:2 that has a pure, unmixed, invariable character, and as the notes produced by the first, second, and third powers of THREE have different degrees of centrifugal force, and the character of the notes produced by the first power of FIVE depends on the character of the notes from which they are derived, so the final character of the notes and chords is determined by the amount of force which they have acquired from the way in which they have been derived, and from their position in the system; and no matter how these notes may be afterwards placed, like chemical elements, they never lose their original force. [Scientific Basis and Build of Music, page 95]

The System of Musical Sounds might be sketched as follows:- Three different notes having the simplest relations to each other, when combined, form a chord; and three of these chords, the one built up above the other, form a system. [Scientific Basis and Build of Music, page 96]

In the first six chords of the scale the tonic is the first of each two. The tonic chord alternating with the other two produces an order of twos, as - tonic dominant, tonic subdominant, tonic subdominant. The first three notes of the octave scale are derived from the root, the top, and the middle of the tonic dominant and tonic; the second three are derived from the root, top, and middle of the subdominant, tonic, and subdominant. The roots, tops, and middles of the chords occurring as they do produce an order of threes, as - root, top, middle; root, top, middle. The first, third, fifth, and eighth of the scale are from the tonic chord; the second and seventh from the dominant; and the fourth and sixth from the subdominant. In the first two chords of the scale the tonic precedes the dominant; in the second two, the subdominant; and in the third two the tonic again precedes the subdominant; and as the top of the subdominant chord is the root of the tonic, and the top of the tonic the root of the dominant, this links these chords together by their roots and tops. The second chord has the top of the first, the third has the root of the second, the fourth has the root of the third, the fifth has the top of the fourth, and the sixth has the root of the fifth; and in this way these successive chords are woven together. The only place of the octave scale where there are two middles of chords beside each other is at the sixth and seventh. The seventh note of the octave scale is the middle of the dominant, and the sixth is the middle of the subdominant. These two chords, though both united to the tonic, which stands between them, are not united to each other by having a note in common, inasmuch as they stand at the extremities of the system; and since they must be enabled to succeed each other in musical progression, Nature has a beautiful way of giving them a note in common by which to do so - adding the root of the subdominant to the top of the dominant, or the top of the dominant to the root of the subdominant, and this gives natural origin to compound chords. The tonic chord, being the center one of the three chords, is connected with the other two, and may follow the dominant and sub- [Scientific Basis and Build of Music, page 97]

See Also

12.17 - Note about Octave Relationships in Russells System
15 - Vibrophonic System of setting Vibrators
Belief System
Chakra System
chord of the balance of the system
chromatic chord system
chromatic system
Closed System
Diatonic system
dual system
endocrine system
Keelys Secret Disclosed
Keelys Three Systems
key system
major system
mathematical system
Minor System
musical system
Ramsay - Nature's Grand Fugue - The System of Musical Vibrations
Ramsay - PLATE XVI - System of the Three Primitive Chromatic Chords
Ramsay - The Chromatic System, like the Diatonic, Threefold
Ramsay - The Close of the Key-System
Ramsay - The Closed System of the Twelve Keys
System of Electrical Distribution - 381970
system of motions in pendulums
System of Musical Sounds
system of musical vibrations
tempered system
The Musical System
The Philosophy of History - Keely the Founder of a System
The System
three chords of the musical system major
three chords of the musical system minor
twofold system

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