chromatic scale

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chromatic scale

n. Music
A scale consisting of 12 semitones.
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chromatic scale

n
(Classical Music) music a twelve-note scale including all the semitones of the octave
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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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In common with previous investigations of auditory analogies to histograms and box plots (Flowers and Hauer, 1992, 1993), the discrete frequency levels provided by pitches of the chromatic musical scale were used.
Following earlier work (Flowers and Hauer, 1992, 1993), the frequencies used were those of the chromatic musical scale, generated as square wave bursts by the Microsoft QuickBasic "play" function.