diatonic scale


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a scale with eight notes in an octave

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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.
Coined by Nicolas Slonimsky to describe music, which, in reaction to excessive tonal chromaticism and atonality, reverts to the resources of the diatonic scale.
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.
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.
In 11 of the structures, Hawkins found ratios of small whole numbers that precisely matched the ratios defining the diatonic scale.
A two-dimensional grid of eighty four cells, which charts the seven diatonic scale degrees and twelve pitch classes, visually renders a closed tonal (US (p.
The fingering indicated is performed easily by a student with modest hand size and capitalizes on diatonic scale patterns.
I found that many Malagasy musicians sought to replicate - often exactingly - the Western-tempered major-mode diatonic scale, a phenomenon that reflects in part the widespread influence throughout Madagascar of the diatonic accordion and its tempered tuning.