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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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Thus, we have heard male and female voices, after having pursued to their most elevated limit the diatonic notes which appertain to the full voice, take the falsetto voice, in order to rise higher, then descending diatonically, always retaining the falsetto, unto a certain distance below the limit at which the full voice had stopped; so that the same diatonic notes which have been produced in ascending by the full voice, are produced in descending by the falsetto voice.
The standard diatonic organs do not have sharps or flats, meaning players have to bend notes.
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.
I could talk about Peterson's use of diatonic and chromatic sequences and polytonal chords; I could talk about the harmonious relationship between the tonic and the sub-dominant, or I could comment on the various relationships between higher mathematics and jazz but what for?
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Another more controversial idea, but also eminently Schenkerian, is Damschroder's diatonic foundation for traditionally-understood chromatic sonorities (see, e.
One man's greatest invention the Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator (or FLDSMDFR for short) had somehow turned water into food.
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.
It explains topics ranging from the basics of music notation, major scales and key signatures, and intervals, to diatonic and chromatic harmony, to pitch class set theory, serialism, and avant-garde and electronic music.
It's not too much of a spoiler to tell you that, because without the FLDSMDFR, more precisely known as the Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator, there would hardly be reason for a sequel to the sweet and entertaining 2009 family film, "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.
essentially allow the same sort of claims to be made about diatonic structure and its relation to triadic chromaticism.
Feldman's entirely likeable, utterly refreshing mood music revealed the composer to literally be a lover of the keyboard, his compositional mind caressing the keys in arrhythmic, "chaordic" new combinations so that it (the keyboard) and its human pianist couldn't possibly become jaded or stuck in either a diatonic or atonal rut.
Diego primarily builds diatonic marimbas: single-row keyboard instruments with keys representing the white keys on the piano, although they are not tuned to a Western scale.
But the sheer plethora of sounds meant that to train your ears better to enjoy music on a deeper, more cognitive level, you looked up the Internet, unlocking answers about every genre, every band, every singer, the notes they played and whether the scales were Pentatonic or Diatonic.