minor diatonic scale

noun
a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 2nd and 3rd and 5th and 6th
Syn: ↑minor scale
Hypernyms: ↑mode, ↑musical mode

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  • Diatonic scale — Diatonic Di a*ton ic (d[imac] [.a]*t[o^]n [i^]k), a. [L. diatonicus, diatonus, Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? to stretch out; dia through + ? to stretch: cf. F. diatonique. See {Tone}.] (Mus.) Pertaining to the scale of eight tones, the eighth of which is the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diatonic scale — noun a scale with eight notes in an octave; all but two are separated by whole tones • Hypernyms: ↑scale, ↑musical scale • Hyponyms: ↑mode, ↑musical mode * * * diatonic scale, a standard major or minor scale of eight musical tones in the octave,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Diatonic and chromatic — Chromatic redirects here. For other uses, see Chromatic (disambiguation). Melodies may be based on a diatonic scale and maintain its tonal characteristics but contain many accidentals up to all twelve tones of the chromatic scale, such as the… …   Wikipedia

  • minor scale — noun a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 2nd and 3rd and 5th and 6th • Syn: ↑minor diatonic scale • Hypernyms: ↑mode, ↑musical mode * * * 1. Also called harmonic minor scale. a scale having half steps between the… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Scale — Scale, n. [L. scalae, pl., scala staircase, ladder; akin to scandere to climb. See {Scan}; cf. {Escalade}.] 1. A ladder; a series of steps; a means of ascending. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, anything graduated, especially when employed as a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scale of chords — Scale Scale, n. [L. scalae, pl., scala staircase, ladder; akin to scandere to climb. See {Scan}; cf. {Escalade}.] 1. A ladder; a series of steps; a means of ascending. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, anything graduated, especially when employed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diatonic — Di a*ton ic (d[imac] [.a]*t[o^]n [i^]k), a. [L. diatonicus, diatonus, Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? to stretch out; dia through + ? to stretch: cf. F. diatonique. See {Tone}.] (Mus.) Pertaining to the scale of eight tones, the eighth of which is the octave of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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