chromatic scale

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a 12-note scale including all the semitones of the octave

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Most of the subjects had skin complexion grades between 18 and 23 according to von-Luschan's chromatic scale.
The chromatic scale is handled here in an interesting way.
Subsequently, Pone decided to form another relation system of pairs in combination with 12 notes of the chromatic scale, which required reducing the 24 hues by half.
The Arabic scales, which maqamat are built from, are not even-tempered, unlike the chromatic scale used in Westeern classical music.
Until the early 19th century brass instruments were limited in their role as musical instruments because they could not produce the full chromatic scale.
Smith writes, "Meridians and acupressure points cannot be said to exist or not exist any more than a chromatic scale exists in music, except in the musician's mind and soul.
This allows the player more options for variations and the ability to play easily in more than one key, with a full chromatic scale available.
Everyone's color is different, and its position on the chromatic scale determines one's social rank (with Purples being the highest and those who can see no color at all--the despised Greys--at the bottom).
Each of the two volumes of "The Well-Tempered Keyboard" contains a prelude and fugue in every major and minor key of the chromatic scale.
On the other end of the chromatic scale is Mechling's Daniel, a sour, impatient youth for whom the slightest human encounter is painful.
This strong color palette is based on the complementary chromatic scale, much in the way the French 'Fauvists' used them--the 'mystery' of the opposites.
ascending and descending the chromatic scale of green--
He expanded the range of acceptably small ratios from 5 to include the numbers 7, 9 and 11, and developed a forty-three note, symmetrical chromatic scale whose tones form intervals with the fundamental using ratios within this "11-limit.
At their edges, meters of algae magically brim in chromatic scale from yellow to red to black as temperatures lessen in trickling overflows.
Everything Means Nothing To Me is virtually just Smith singing the title to a chromatic scale, but it's this simplistic songwriting and sweet vocals that work so well.