pandiatonicism


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pandiatonicism

1. the composition of music using all seven notes of the diatonic scale in a manner free from classical harmonie restrictions.
2. the music written in this style. — pandiatonic, adj.
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Pandiatonicism, for example, is simple to teach, provided there is applicable repertoire to work with.
Only the absence of characteristic melodic and harmonic functions sets it apart from conventional diatonic music, so pandiatonicism is used sparingly by contemporary composers.
Once a student has mastered all the notes from low C (in the secondo part) to high E, he or she could learn the entire A section and experience pandiatonicism before ever learning a B-major scale.
In terms of tonal organization, this group of Nigerian composers was tutored in the Western theoretical principles of the early twentieth century such as the twelve-tone-row method, atonality, dodecaphony, dissonance, pandiatonicism, serialism, octatonic scales, and so forth.
Several employ the ingenuous pandiatonicism and nondirectional harmonic successions characteristic of contemporary popular music, especially appealing to young ears.