The determinations of the intervals of the triad have been hitherto taken as starting from a positive unity, a Root, to which the Fifth and Third are referred. They may also be thought of in an opposite sense. If the first may be expressed by saying,... The Nature of Harmony and Metre - Page 12by Moritz Hauptmann - 1888 - 352 pagesFull view
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Daniel Harrison - Music - 1994 - 337 pages
...explaining the minor triad, an explanation that inspired the later harmonic dualists: The determination of the intervals of the triad have been hitherto taken...be expressed by saying, that a note has a Fifth and a Third, then the opposite meaning will lie in a note being a Fifth and a Third. Having is an active...