False relation [cross-relation, non-harmonic relation] (Ger. Querstand; Lat. relatio non harmonica)
- George Dyson
A chromatic contradiction between two notes sounded together (ex.1a) or in different parts of adjacent chords (ex.1b). For music before 1600 the term is normally also applied to the occurrence of a tritone between two notes in adjacent chords (ex.1c...