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A fifth is an interval which is probably the most common in music. It is essentially a note 4 letter names away from a lower note. As in C>G, or E>B. The most common is the perfect fifth, found in both major and minor keys. Harmonics, which are included within most sounds heard when produced on musical instruments, contain the 5th as the initial harmonic. ...


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C and Dm are both diatonic chords in C major. That is not dissonant. That consists of the notes C D E F G and A. That is what you might call a cluster. What you are experiencing is not some kind of auditory illusion; It is a physical phenomena. Beat frequencies are real things. They occur when two tones (or harmonics of tones) interact. If they are ...



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