diatonic scale

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a scale with eight notes in an octave

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In the tonal music experience, we can give two extra levels of descriptions, namely, in terms of the scale step names and the parsing of a sequence of the diatonic scale steps.
What I am saying is that while the descriptions of beat and twelve-equal-temperament hearings, and the descriptions of the melodic and rhythmic grouping hearings, on the one hand, are objective, the descriptions of metre and diatonic scale steps hearings, on the other hand, are always subjective.
Again the diatonic scale hearing is parallel to the metre hearing.
These two collections are not alone: diatonicism is important too, and may appear as segments of diatonic scales or cycles of fifths, the latter interval being constantly pitched against the (octatonic) tritone.
Furthermore, the diatonic scales employed in Piano 1, G[sharp] minor and B[sharp] minor (bars 84--87) and G minor and B minor (bars 88--90) have roots which are all members of this underlying collection.
The creation of these new diatonic scales is not easy to describe in words, but is relatively simple to show graphically.
I give a generic method for creating these diatonic scales in section IV below.
If, on the other hand, we look at all possible Cn scales and see if diatonic scales exist within them, a rich seam of new musical possibilities opens up.
Similarly, Easley Blackwood (1991) divides the octave into N equal intervals, N [greater than] 12, as is done in this paper, but then constructs seven-note diatonic scales consisting of five wide and two narrow intervals (analogous to the usual tones and semitones of standard practice, but with [cents] ratios different from 2:1).
2) My approach is structural - I seek N's and diatonic subsets which have musical structure similar to the familiar twelve-tone set with its seven-note diatonic scale.
First, his careful analysis of the Beatles recordings of their own compositions before their association with EMI reveals an emphasis on diatonic scales, and only a gradual incorporation of blues-influenced melodies, dispelling Wilfrid Mellers's earlier claim (The Music of the Beatles: Twilight of the Gods [New York: Viking Press, 1973], 55-58) of pentatonic origins of the Beatles' melodic style.
A similar representation is proposed in GuKidM to represent alterations to collections, such as chromatic modifications of diatonic scales.
This matches the common musical situation, for example, where segments are all clearly subsets of a source set (such as a diatonic scale or a combinatorial hexachord) which itself is never explicit.
Taruskin proposes as sources for pitch organization in both Les noces and Symphonie d'instruments a vent an ingeniously constructed complex of intimately related diatonic scales, governed at a more fundamental level by the nodes of an octatonic scale.
The fingering indicated is performed easily by a student with modest hand size and capitalizes on diatonic scale patterns.