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based on the standard major or minor scales consisting of 5 tones and 2 semitones without modulation by accidentals

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based on or using the five tones and two semitones of the major or minor scales of western music

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The chromatic marimba allowed him to play without switching keys, whereas with the diatonic marimba, the player must literally change the wood keys to change the key of the instrument or use a second marimba that is tuned to another key.
essentially allow the same sort of claims to be made about diatonic structure and its relation to triadic chromaticism.
Powers develops his reflections on art through the book's crown jewels: a series of deliriously beautiful, musically sophisticated readings involving 20th-century pieces, moving from Mahler's Kindertotenlieder through Cage's Musicircus and on toward the more recent reclamation of the diatonic.
The young, energetic inventor Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) is finally being recognised as a scientist after creating the Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator (FLDSMDFR for short), which turns water into giant food items.
Dirt Simple Harmonica" is for a 10-hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C, and only requires that the performer be able to breathe in and out, with the added ability to pucker or purse the lips.
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Its differences from Western music cannot be elaborated here, but they stem from around the Renaissance era, when European composers developed diatonic scales -- the origin of "tempered music.
Other than a brief introductory listing of chord formulas and diatonic seventh chords, no other explanation of harmonic theory is provided.
Harmonic "keys" are frequently mentioned, even though the system of diatonic harmony was not yet in place for many of the jigs.
The standard diatonic organs do not have sharps or flats, meaning players have to bend notes.
The human blood type con-|taining the A antigen and lacking the B The sixth note of the diatonic |scale of C major An abbreviation for 'against' |which shows goals or points conceded The first letter of the alphabet | Perhaps clue 1 would be too easy for the scientists.
Featuring the talents of Andy Cutting - diatonic button accordion; Jo Freya - vocals, saxophone, clarinet; Paul James - bagpipes, saxophones; Gregory Jolivet - hurdy-gurdy; David Shepherd - violin; Barn Stradling - bass guitar and Jon Swayne on bagpipes, saxophone, this event is gig style with standing in the lower level and seating in the balcony.
The diatonic and the chromatic in nineteenth-century music, and the connections and conflicts between semantic and structural approaches to analysis are recurring themes in MTA's inaugural offering.
The company acquired superior diatonic iodine based water (tested in an FDA registered laboratory in New York) which kills bacterial pathogens.
The diatonic order, as opposed to the twelve-tone bag of elements, preserves the kind-character of the different intervals generated from the order.