diatonic scale


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Noun1.diatonic scale - a scale with eight notes in an octave; all but two are separated by whole tones
musical scale, scale - (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)
musical mode, mode - any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave
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And so we discussed the connection between steps and skips on the xylophone with our solfege scale and had the students talk about our pentatonic scale, which is the standard in music for second and third graders and the diatonic scale for fourth and fifth graders, meaning the whole scale," Endicott explained.
He was known to Oldenburg and now to the Royal Society to be interested in music, and he had committed himself to positions concerning musical methodology and the correct description of the diatonic scale which he would never substantially modify" (7).
He went into isolation, now a hobbling cripple, and devoted himself exclusively to composition, one of his special innovations being the invention of a diatonic scale that prefigured Wagner's chromaticism by two decades.
These are going to be slower than diatonic scale steps, needless to say.
The full and the falsetto voice, in order to produce the same note in the portion of the diatonic scale which is common to them, employs a quantity of air or breath which is far from being the same; M.
What matters, as Weber was the first to point out, is the global appeal of a cultural product, born of the diatonic scale and Guido d'Arezzo's do-re-mi, that had already become one of the Western world's most successful exports by the turn of the 20th century.
By the early 1900s various avant-garde practices in the United States and Europe had begun to overtly upset and challenge these conventions somewhat (by breaking up and/or distorting/rearranging the forms themselves) but still largely in terms of the central role of fundamentally Western conceptions and methodologies that favored a critical embrace (dissonance) or dismissive denial (atonality) of the diatonic scale as a 'negative' reference (e.
Ex; "Class, today we will be learning about the diatonic scale starting on B-flat concert.
Coined by Nicolas Slonimsky to describe music, which, in reaction to excessive tonal chromaticism and atonality, reverts to the resources of the diatonic scale.
While it was unusual in 1956 for a jazzman to begin a solo by playing "outside" of the prevailing harmony, Gonsalves did return to the diatonic scale of D-flat major in the last four bars of his first chorus.
Western music is based on the diatonic scale (do re mi fa so la ti).
The traditional gamelan notation is similarly based on a numeric system, but the seven numbers representing the notes of the pelog scale do not usually indicate the same pitches as those of the diatonic scale.