[Smt-talk] verbal descriptors of harmony

gzar at mail2.gis.net gzar at mail2.gis.net
Wed Mar 3 10:47:29 PST 2010


For symmetry, how about "Roman names"? Of course, the resultant "RN" 
and "RN" abbreviations might be a bit hard to distinguish!

I use "root-names" myself -- still an "RN" problem, for those who 
abbreviate -- and I use "root-degrees" for root (Roman) numbers, 
"scale-degrees" (or "melodic-degrees") for capped, Arabic numbers.

In short, though, I don't know the answer to your question. I look 
forward to learning it!



Gerald Zaritzky
Faculty, Department of Music Theory
New England Conservatory of Music
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