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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Each hour will be 'sung' and represented by the 12 notes on the chromatic music scale.
Each hour of the day will be represented by the 12 tones of the chromatic music scale.
They should be of interest to any music theorist, to anyone interested in the history of theory, or the history of Riemann's ideas, or in chromatic music and various ways theorists have tried to understand it.