diatonic scale

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a scale with eight notes in an octave

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Now and then connect or decorate diatonic scale notes or arpeggio notes with chromatic notes approach or passing tones.
It requires learning not only the music, which uses many different modes, rather than the familiar diatonic scale, but also learning the Russian pronunciation of the text.
For what it's worth the two outer rows are tuned to the diatonic scale and the semitones are in the middle row.
Musical works consist of only seven notes on a diatonic scale and a limited number of rhythms.
The 14 great bells of Winchester Cathedral loom impressively accompanied by a vast circle of bell-ringers tolling complex variations on the diatonic scale.
The intellectual world occupied by these two treatises is a fascinating one, since it was open to a wide range of classical and Carolingian thought but had not discovered how to harness the Boethian diatonic scale to the needs of chant analysis and notation.
4) These numbers are extrapolated through further octaves, each replicating the proportions of the initial 6:8:9:12 and with further degrees of the diatonic scale (and therefore intervening numbers and proportions) entering as they become whole numbers.
That is, think about when we hear the pitch changes as subsumed by the diatonic scale step names, doh-re-me-fah-so-la-te.
Hearing the pentatonic scales played by Chinese musicians in London in 1855, Fetis conducted an experiment to discover--in support of his belief that the diatonic scale was not a universal phenomenon--if those visitors could recognize the notes they had not employed.
It was often used in the music of oriental cultures, the history of which is perhaps longer than that of the diatonic scale system in the West.
The piano parts are often linear and thin in texture, rhythmically interesting, widely spread on the keyboard, and harmonically not rooted in the diatonic scale.
NEARLY THIRTY YEARS AGO, an alternative basis for the derivation of the Western diatonic scale was proposed by Budden (1972), and developed more recently by Balzano (1980).
At worst, lowering the pitch of the trumpet compromises the efficiency of the slide, to the extent that even a diatonic scale is impossible without some note-bending.
For problemists the rules of chess are merely the starting point, rather as the diatonic scale has been the starting point from which western composers of music have constructed many thousands of unique compositions.
These habits include the traditional conception--the first nature--of major and minor triads as parts of a diatonic scale, as pitches stacked on top of their roots, and as a consonance in terms of interval content.