Quarter-Tone Dissertation

Example 1.3

Béla Bartók, Sonata for Solo Violin, Mvt. IV, Presto, mm. 206-211

Bart#243;k uses small arrows to indicate that a pitch should be raised by one quarter tone. Bartók's quarter tone inflections are similar in function to the ones in Example 1.2: auxilliary microtones that embellish an otherwise conventionally-tuned texture.

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