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In music a time-point (point in time) is the beginning of a sound, rather than its duration. In serial music a time point set, proposed by Milton Babbitt (1962), is a temporal order of pitches in a tone row which indicates the instants at which the notes start. This has advantages over a duration scale or row built from multiples of a unit, as proposed by Karlheinz Stockhausen (1957). (Roads 2001, p.78)


  • Roads, Curtis (2001). Microsound. Cambridge: MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-18215-7.


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