Case study: A whole tone scale in Bach

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I note and the discuss the music and neuroscience implications of my finding that the Sarabande from Bach’s d minor Partita for Solo Violin (BWV 1004/3) contains a whole tone scale.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Neuroscience of Bach's Music
Subtitle of host publicationPerception, Action, and Cognition Effects on the Brain
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780443135194
ISBN (Print)9780443135200
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2024
Externally publishedYes


  • Ascending scale
  • Cognitive landscape
  • d minor Violin Partita
  • Descending scale
  • Neapolitan sixth chord
  • Perception of scales
  • Whole tone scale


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