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interval

noun abeyance, break, gap, halt, hiatus, interlude, intermission, interregnum, interruption, intervallum, intervening time, lapse, lull, pause, recess, respite, rest, spatium interiectum, spell, truce
See also: abeyance, cessation, discontinuance, duration, hiatus, moratorium, pause, pendency, period, point, recess, remission, space, term, time

INTERVAL. A space of time between two periods. When a person is unable to perform an act at any two given periods, but in the interval he has performed such act, as when a man is found to be insane in the months of January and March, and he enters into a contract or makes a will in the interval, in February, he will be presumed to have been insane at that time; and the onus will lie to show his sanity, on the person who affirms such act. See Lucid interval.

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The use of a major key, large intervallic leaps and syncopated rhythms implies a friendly playful tune.
The map that organizes Ferrario's documentary is clearly inspired by Levi's (the two maps' layout and typography are identical), and only differs from its source in ways that emerge almost organically from the passage from text to cinema: the animated representation of the voyage that begins the film, the intervallic insertion of progressively segmented map stills at the beginning of each "chapter," the more properly cartographic "look" and obvious three-dimensional materiality of the map's more off-white and textured background.
Regardless of the differences between such approaches, there can be little doubt that Grainger possessed a predilection for tuning systems and intervallic divisions that fell well outside the norm of Western art music, and that this interest must have bound Grainger and Busoni together in common cause.
Although each gong has its own fundamental pitch and characteristic upper partials, the individual tunings and their intervallic relationships with the other gongs are not really deemed significant.
The song begins with the unnamed narrator recalling different Hawaiian-language songs, both by name and also musically by melodically capturing that "large intervallic leap" (which starts on one note and ascends or descends to a different note quite distant on the scale, also characteristic of yodeling) that George Kanahele identifies as a characteristic of Hawaiian songs (1979, 107) This verse encapsulates the force of Hawaiian music in the tourist's experience: through radio, records, sheet music, traveling musicians, or the arrival of the steamships to sounds of the Royal Hawaiian Band at the dock, music was truly the first story many tourists heard of Hawai'i.
At that point, I felt that most people would probably never understand it, so I showed him Study I for piano instead, since it was inspired by his approach to piano writing, including "as fast as possible"-type passages and large intervallic leaps.
Together, they built a discipline around the deep analysis and classification of folksong down to the intervallic level including investigating several sticky problems about the relationships among spoken language, rhythm and melody.
The effect is one of graceful permutation around a rather static intervallic structure, known as the dambu (head), that is repeated with only subtle variation throughout each phrase of each song item of the series.
Due to the intervallic nature of the scores, a Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient was used to examine the relationship between the selected variables.
Joe Diorio presents intervallic studies that open up harmony and provide technical challenges.
After experimenting with a language intended to "emancipate the dissonance" and reinvest the established language with meaning, Schoenberg later devised an apparently arbitrary (in terms of the "natural" properties of pitch) and formalist way of ordering and equalising the intervallic content of a composition.