Musical Scale

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A new note, 'I' has been approved and added to the standard musical scale. The addition however requires every artist, by law, to re-release every song ever written. Cliff Richard is said to be particularly delighted.

We get the term 'musical scale' from the fact that, for many hundreds of years, musical notation incorporated differently-sized notes on the written stave. The lower the note, the larger the note symbol.

This proved to be unwieldy, as many composers found that only three or four notes could be contained on each page when writing bass parts for symphonies. In extreme cases, composers and bass instrumentalists alike could become engulfed by the lowest semibreves (some were trapped inside them for days), whilst many lost eyes to intrusive, poking crotchets.

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