13. Z-relations.


We know (from page 6) that two sets are "Z-related" if--despite belonging to different classes--they share the same interval-class content. Since the "sound" of a set depends on this intervallic content, sets of Z-related classes will sound similar. Apart from this fact, the Z-relation, like other class-based relations, might seem abstract. Analysis, however, sometimes reveals the musical association of sets belonging to Z-related classes.

  Exercise 13-1. Z-relations (Not yet available)


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