Monad (music)

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Monad example, the note 'A'.
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In music, a monad is a single note or pitch.[1] The Western chromatic scale, for example, is composed of twelve monads. Monads are contrasted to dyads, groups of two notes, triads, groups of three, and so on.


  1. ^ Castine, Peter (1994). Set Theory Objects: Abstractions for Computer-Aided Analysis and Composition of Serial and Atonal Music, p.33. ISBN 978-3-631-47897-4.