Diatonic

The seven note major and minor scale system
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Diatonic

• (a.) Pertaining to the scale of eight tones, the eighth of which is the octave of the first.
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diatonic

adjective based on or using the five tones and two semitones of the major or minor scales of Western music
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Diatonic

Di`a·ton'ic (dī`ȧ*tŏn'ĭk) adjective [ Latin diatonicus , diatonus , Greek ..., ..., from ... to stretch out; dia` through + ... to stretch: confer French diatonique . See Tone .] (Mus.) Pertaining to the scale of eight tones, t...
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diatonic

diatonic 1. The name of that genus or scale of ancient Greek music in which the interval of a tone was used, the tetrachord being divided into two whole tones and a semitone (as in each half of the modern diatonic scale). 2. In modern music, denoting the scale which in any key proceeds by the notes proper to that key without chromatic alteration; ...
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diatonic

in music, any stepwise arrangement of the seven `natural` pitches (scale degrees) forming an octave without altering the established pattern of a key ... [3 related articles]
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Diatonic

In music, the term diatonic was originally applied by the Greeks to one of their three genera of music. In modern music it is applied to the natural scale, and to the intervals, chorda, melodies, or harmony characteristic of it. A diatonic chord is a chord having no note chromatically altered. A diatonic interval is an interval formed by two notes ...
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Diatonic

Melody or harmony built from the seven tones of a major or minor scale. A diatonic scale encompasses
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diatonic

melody or harmony confined to the tones of the scale; the opposite of chromatic.
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diatonic

Pertaining to the scale of eight tones, the eighth of which is the octave of the first. Diatonic scale, a scale consisting of eight sounds with seven intervals, of which two are semitones and five are whole tones; a modern major or minor scale, as distinguished from the chromatic scale. ... Origin: L. Diatonicus, diatonus, Gr, fr. To stretch out; t...
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Diatonic

The (Western) standard seven-tone scale
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diatonic

[adj] - based on or using the five tones and two semitones of the major or minor scales of Western music 2. [adj] - (music) based on the standard major or minor scales consisting of 5 tones and 2 semitones without modulation by accidentals
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