chromatic scale


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chromatic scale

n. Music
A scale consisting of 12 semitones.

chromatic scale

n
(Classical Music) music a twelve-note scale including all the semitones of the octave

chromat′ic scale′


n.
a musical scale progressing by semitones.
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Noun1.chromatic scale - a 12-note scale including all the semitones of the octavechromatic scale - a 12-note scale including all the semitones of the octave
musical scale, scale - (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)
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But suddenly a storm came on, chromatic scales and diminished sevenths were heard in the orchestra, everyone ran off, again dragging one of their number away, and the curtain dropped.
The 'normal' sounds of a carillon do sound offkey at times because they're based on a chromatic scale different from pianos and organs, but Coby could sense something else was wrong.
With the full chromatic scale, the team says Kurv could be a useful tool forAaAeAeA guitarists andmusician
The skin color was measured by Von Luschan's chromatic scale.
This melody shows characteristics often associated with 20th century lines: irregular phrasing, wide range, extreme leaps, use of the chromatic scale, and harmonic independence.
Yes, he was taking the development of the late 19th century to its ultimate conclusion and serialising the chromatic scale, which was almost mathematical.
A useful appendix explains diminished seventh chords and arpeggios and the chromatic scale, as well as providing a Chord Reference Guide and Glossary of Music Terms.
In Villa La Roche, the chromatic scale is determined by an altogether more elevated architectural fragment: a corner of the famed Parisian residence designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret in the 1920s to house its owner's collection of Cubist pictures.
The C-major contrary motion scale and the D contrary motion chromatic scale are also included.
To fulfil this aim within the project timespan, the consortium will focus on a mixture of three colours (red, yellow and blue) and from these develop other colours in the chromatic scale.
The work on display in "You'll Never Thrill Me Because You'll Never Kill Me," the debut exhibition of Athier Mousawi, resides at both edges of the chromatic scale -- colorful acrylics and black-and-white screen prints.