Why don't musicals call for men to belt up in the fifth octave?

The highest belted note I can think of in a Broadway musical is "two four six oh ONE!" and that is a B4 (I know some Valjeans go up to a C5 or even a D5 on "took my flight", but that is not actually written into the score)

Almost every male pop/rock singer can do it, and Broadway singers tend to have way more training than most pop/rock singers. Even I can do it (0:25 in this clip - a belted E5 and D5 in quick succession), and I'm not the world's greatest singer.

So why is it unheard of (or almost unheard of) for Broadway musicals to be full of male fifth octave belting?

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ELI5: why did a bunch of civilizations decide in the number 12 to divide whole measurements, and why did they used 12 but a different amount of times? (12*2 hours/day, *3 degrees in an circle, *1 in a year and in an musical octave, etc)
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Octave Compass β€” a tool for exploring musical scales and the chords they contain

https://octavecompass.com

I built this web-based tool for fun and thought you might like it. Try pressing three or more keys at once to see what chord they make. Go to Scale Editor to toggle intervals and make a new scale. It will tell you the name of almost any set of intervals (scale or chord) β€” and it knows over 1k names (see "Scale Index" for the full list). Within the Scale Editor, rotate the bottom layer to transpose, and rotate the top layer to shift modes. The "Circular Keyboard" plays a Shepard Tone (fun!), and there's a Linear Keyboard too if you want to hear the difference between octaves. The source code is linked within "FAQ". Questions and feedback welcome here! PS: I'm a web developer looking for front-end work in TypeScript and React to make more cool things like this. Feel free to message me here.

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The Outsider: the Story of Harry Partch(2002)American musical iconoclast Harry Partch believed that the 12-tone octave used for centuries in western music was fundamentally wrong, and so developed his own 43-note scale and sculpted instruments on which to play his music. youtube.com/watch?v=aKD3z…
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Musical Wing Lower Octave

Anyone else's musical wings not able to use lower octaves? They seem to automatically turn into the higher octave everytime I save.

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AITA for refusing to let my husband (who has no musical background) explain what an octave is to me when I’ve been playing instruments since elementary school reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshol…
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Are there musical cultures in the world that don't have octaves?

I saw a 12tone video about the Bohlen-Pierce scale, which is apparently a scale that doesn't repeat after an octave but instead a tritive (octave + third).

https://youtu.be/Ur6GOoSNGN0 (the video if you're interested)

That got me wondering; are there musical cultures in the world that don't think of the octave as a point of repetition??

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Does a musical culture without octave equivalence exist or is the octave universal among all human music?

I've heard it claimed that because humans perceive pitch logarithmically (and possibly also due to the ~1 octave difference between typical adult male and child/female voices) that the concept of octave equivalence is found in *all* known musical traditions. Is that true or is there a counter example? If so, is there anything else universal among all musical cultures?

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Perceptions of musical octaves are learned, not wired in the brain quantamagazine.org/percep…
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A new MPE capable, isomorphic, full ranged 7 octave musical instrument. youtu.be/30Ha8r-LLBQ
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There are effectively only 12 musical notes available and the human voice can only vary across about 4 octaves. However, humans have somehow been able to produce over 27million songs worldwide.
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Octave Guitar Shop and Music Lessons is the best Music Store in Islamabad offering variety of Musical Instruments including Guitar, Violin, Keyboard, Ukulele, Flutes, Djembes, Mendolin etc at discounted price. Octave Guitar Shop and Music Lessons, shop No 8, Mall 9, G-9 Markaz, Islamabad.
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Perceptions of Musical Octaves Are Learned, Not Wired in the Brain | Quanta Magazine quantamagazine.org/percep…
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Most compact musical instrument that has a minimum 2 octave range?

Title is explanatory. I want a small instrument where I can play really basic melodies, while speaking if possible. I am also open for ideas for a single octave ramge but I would prefer 2 octaves since one cannot play much with a single octave.

For background, I plan to use it in a roleplaying game where I play a cheesy bard so I will play simple melodies behind two line rhymes I came up with. So it should take up as little space as possible in my bag or on the table.

Thanks!

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ELI5: Why 8 seems to be the magic number when dividing sound frequencies in the form of musical notes (i/e: octaves)

why 8? is that an arbitrary unit we created or is there something special about the math behind sound frequencies and "what sounds good" to us?

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Messing with filters and octaves! Trying to be musical with the filter frequency is harder than it looks. v.redd.it/w5rexa0ai0q11
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I spent some time building a 3 octave car horn piano with the musical horns. Here is "Halloween" by John Carpenter youtu.be/nq4u68eCXX0
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I spent some time building a 3 octave car horn piano with the musical horns. Here is "Halloween" by John Carpenter [x-post r/GTAA] youtu.be/nq4u68eCXX0
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I spent some time building a 3 octave car horn piano with the musical horns. Here is "Halloween" by John Carpenter [x-post r/GTAA] youtu.be/nq4u68eCXX0
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I spent some time building a 3 octave car horn piano with the musical horns. Here is "Halloween" by John Carpenter [x-post r/GTAA] youtu.be/nq4u68eCXX0
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Each automobile manufacturer gets a different musical note for their horns over a range of a couple octaves. Populated cities can become an accidental symphony or an even bigger auditory assault.
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ELI5: Why are the same musical notes in different octaves recognised by my brain as being the same?

For example, an A in one octave sounds the same to my brain as an A in another octave, just higher or lower. What is it about octaves that my brain instinctively recognises?

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Given that the Hubble Constant (measured in km/s/Mpc) could be described as a unit of frequency (cancelling out the distance units gives 1/s) what musical note would the Hubble Constant represent, and how many Octaves would it be below Middle C?

Based on the best current estimates of the Hubble Constant.

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one of my keys is not playing when I do musical typing. (C2 octave/J key)

It registers the click but it won't make a sound. Really not sure what's wrong, hoping someone here can help.

update:To solve the issue in the top menu click Logic Pro X > Control Surfaces > Bypass Control Surfaces

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Fourth Way enneagram, relevant to understanding the nature of the musical octave. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fou…
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Why are musical notes in an octave?

Is there any reason behind them being their specific frequencies or is it just a system that we invented long ago that still pretty much works?

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TIL Harry Partch invented the Quadrangularis Reversum, a musical instrument designed to play his just tone scale with 43 pitches in each octave, He used 11-limit ratios because the 11th harmonic is utterly foreign to Western ears. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
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Symphony in J Flat - A look at the Bohlen-Pierce scale, a musical scale based on the tritave (instead of the octave) boston.com/bostonglobe/id…
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IWTL how to tell musical notes and octaves by ear and transcribe them.

I already know a good chunk of music theory and how to properly write music on a staff. But I don't know how to tell different notes or chords by ear.

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Why are musical octaves divided in the way that they are?

It seems arbitrary to me that sounds to human ears are divided into repeating groups of eight "notes." Is there a reason for this?

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pressing 'H' key in musical typing while in c2 octave does nothing, but works in other octaves?

this is happening with every instrument, project and over the course of several days.

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ELI5: Why is a musical octave called an "octave" if there are seven steps between notes an octave apart?

If the answer is just that you count both end notes (dos), I'll be pretty disappointed...

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How do different octaves of the same musical note compare in frequency, and how does it compare to different notes?

For example, middle C vs C on the middle of the staff. Why do they technically sound the same, as opposed to other notes even though the frequencies are different regardless?

Is it a conditioned thing due to music? Or is there a relationship in the sound waves?

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ELI5:"In equal-tempered musical tuning systems with a prime number of equally spaced notes per octave, you can start on any note and cycle through all of them with any interval."

Somebody put that in a comment on a math forum.

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[TOMT]Scifi book with a girl who goes catatonic when hearing certain musical octaves[book]

The girl was discovered in a virtual reality sensory deprivation machine & when she hears a certain scale of music she reverts to the catatonic state she was discovered in. It has a military officer (On Mars?) who has no depth perception. Turns out the girl was being conditioned to speak to an alien collective that possesses bodies by going through the mouth or neck. The military officer made a helmet so he couldn't be possessed but finds out the aliens can go through your spine at the cost of making the host paraplegic. Read it in the 90's.

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Musical Notation of White-Throated Sparrow Song (This guy would harmonize well with a chicken octave) losdoggies.com/
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