musical scale

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Related to musical scale: chromatic scale, diatonic scale
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Noun1.musical scale - (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)musical scale - (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)
musical notation - (music) notation used by musicians
gamut - the entire scale of musical notes
diatonic scale - a scale with eight notes in an octave; all but two are separated by whole tones
chromatic scale - a 12-note scale including all the semitones of the octave
gapped scale - a musical scale with fewer than seven notes
musical note, note, tone - a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
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The team also created musical compositions developed from the sounds of amino acids, which define this new 20-tone musical scale. The art pieces they constructed consist entirely of the sounds generated from amino acids.
"I think that a lot of people have lost touch with that legacy which they are part of that stretches from Andalusia to China and everything in-between," added Yusuf, who has sold over 34 million records worldwide and was billed as Islam's biggest rock star by Time Magazine in 2006, collaborating with everyone in the musical scale, from Ian Brown to AR Rahman.
Ashe also reveals how this transmission of beliefs had a profound influence on the seven-note musical scale, the seven astrological planets, and the seven vowels of the Greek alphabet, as well as the development of seven as a sacred number in Judaism.
Fill the middle six glasses with just the right amount of water to make a musical scale. Keep changing the amounts of water until you get the note or sound you want from each glass.
At the opposite end of the musical scale, its support base is a lot younger as 0% of the over-65s will be packing their bags for this one.
"I've been true to the data, I haven't massaged it to make it sound nice, but by turning what we actually observe with a radio telescope into a musical scale it gives us familiar tones that sound surprisingly like music with which we're familiar."
And, as that work gets under way, then perhaps we will hear the music of newly arrived willow warblers, their sweet voices descending the musical scale before ending in that familiar little flourish.
The two very experienced pianists are sure to give the Paphos crowd lots to think about on a musical scale.
A rainbow has seven visible colours; the western musical scale has seven notes; then there's Ronaldo and CR7; and, of course, 007.
Share his journey from despair to elation, all performed on a spectacular musical scale with huge stage numbers and stunning costume design.