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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The human eye is an imperfect instrument; its range is but a few octaves of the real 'chromatic scale.' I am not mad; there are colors that we cannot see.
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.
The 'normal' sounds of a carillon do sound offkey at times because they're based on a chromatic scale different from pianos and organs, but Coby could sense something else was wrong.
Etudes 43-60 move along the continuum using synthetic scales all the way through to the chromatic scale, first with emphasis on the tonic in Etudes 51-52, and then free of tonic pull in Etudes 55-56.
The non-diatonic subject of the fugue contains 10 notes from the chromatic scale, and grows out of a concise head in the booming register of the C2-C3 octave.
Vainberg structures his Preludes around the chromatic scale, moving CCi-D, etc., until reaching B by the twelfth prelude.
Total serialism was an organicist metaphor that promised formal self-similarity, and Stockhausen's recombinatory refashioning of this classic musical serialism grounds Klang on a twenty-four-note, two-octave chromatic scale.
With the full chromatic scale, the team says Kurv could be a useful tool forAaAeAeA guitarists andmusician
The skin color was measured by Von Luschan's chromatic scale. This method is used to grade the skin color.
This melody shows characteristics often associated with 20th century lines: irregular phrasing, wide range, extreme leaps, use of the chromatic scale, and harmonic independence.
"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.