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How 'Accidental' Notes Grab Our Attention

Sometime around the 11th century, Western composers began to make room on the page for a new kind of sound. These notes would fall outside the key of a piece of music — generally a half-step higher or a half-step lower. They could even sound like a mistake. And that's how accidentals were born. More Info: #FullNewsAudioAvailable #NPR


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