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DENMARK WINS 2013 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

Denmark has won Eurovision 2013, in a glittering finale with the typical kitsch and glitz for which the contest is renowned.It was an exciting evening at the Malmö where in front of thousands of people in the arena and millions of people on TV, Emmelie de Forest from Denmark won the 2013 edition of Europe’s Favourite TV Show with her song Only Teardrops!

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Twenty-six countries battled it out in the 58th Eurovision Song Contest finale, held on Saturday in Malmö, in southern Sweden. Highlights included Finland’s lesbian kiss, Romanian falsetto and 80s singer Bonnie Tyler.The evening began with a special Eurovision anthem penned by ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, with Swedish DJ Avicii. ABBA won Eurovision in 1974 with “Waterloo,” in what was the beginning of one of the most successful pop careers of all time.

The 26 countries which competed in Saturday’s final were Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Norway, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, Ukraine and Britain.

Musical “Scale” explained in simple words

A scale is nothing more than a set of fixed internals between notes. So a scale is any set of musical notes ordered by (1) fundamental frequency or (2) pitch.

(1) The fundamental frequency, is defined as the lowest frequency of a periodic waveform.
(2) Pitch is a perceptual property that allows the ordering of sounds and can be compared as “higher” and “lower”.

A scale ordered by increasing pitch is an ascending scale, while descending scales are ordered by decreasing pitch.Some scales can also contain different pitches.

Scales are typically listed from low to high. Most scales are octave repeating, meaning their pattern of notes is the same in every octave. An octave-repeating scale can be represented as a circular arrangement of pitch classes, ordered by increasing (or decreasing) pitch class. For instance, the increasing C major scale is C–D–E–F–G–A–B–[C], with the bracket indicating that the last note is an octave higher than the first note, and the decreasing C major scale is C–B–A–G–F–E–D–[C], with the bracket indicating an octave lower than the first note in the scale.

The distance between two successive notes in a scale is called a scale step. So an octave is a collection of 12 Notes. That is why in a standard guitar the same musical notes repeat after 12 frets.