twelve-tone music

noun
a type of serial music introduced by Arnold Schoenberg; uses a tone row formed by the twelve semitones of the chromatic scale (and inverted or backward versions of the row)
Hypernyms: ↑serialism, ↑serial music

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  • twelve-tone music — англ. [твэлв то/ун мью/зик] twelve tone technique [твэлв то/ун тэ/кник] додекафония …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • twelve-tone technique — twelve tone music англ. [твэлв то/ун мью/зик] twelve tone technique [твэлв то/ун тэ/кник] додекафония …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • Twelve-tone technique — Arnold Schoenberg, the inventor of Twelve tone technique …   Wikipedia

  • twelve-tone — /twelv tohn /, adj. Music. 1. based on or incorporating the twelve tone technique: twelve tone music. 2. using or advocating the twelve tone technique: a twelve tone composer. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • twelve-tone system — noun a type of serial music introduced by Arnold Schoenberg; uses a tone row formed by the twelve semitones of the chromatic scale (and inverted or backward versions of the row) • Syn: ↑twelve tone music, ↑12 tone music, ↑12 tone system •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • twelve-tone — twelve′ tone adj. mad of, pertaining to, or being music based on the twelve tone row • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • twelve-tone — [twelv′tōn′] adj. Music designating or of a system or technique of serial composition, developed by Arnold Schönberg, in which the twelve tones of the chromatic scale are arranged into some arbitrary, fixed succession ( tone row) which then forms …   English World dictionary

  • twelve-tone — adj. Twelve tone is used with these nouns: ↑music …   Collocations dictionary

  • twelve-tone — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : of or relating to music based on the 12 chromatic tones of the octave used in any chosen order without regard for the major minor system twelve tone technique of composition …   Useful english dictionary

  • twelve-tone technique — Music. a modern system of tone relationships in which the 12 tones of an octave are not centered around any one tone, but are unified by a selected order of tones for a given composition. Also called serialism, serial technique. * * * …   Universalium

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