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.
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.
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.
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.
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).