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  Diatonic Accordion
The diatonic accordion (or melodeon) resembles a small piano accordion, except where the piano-accordion has piano-style keys, the diatonic has one or more vertical rows of buttons - hence the title "button box".
The diatonic accordion was developed in Germany in the middle years of the 19th century, taking on pretty much its modern form in the 1890's.
The development of a range of harmonica-type instruments and the concertina from the 1820s onwards clearly played a part in the development of the button box, which became one of the most popular instruments in the world in the early 20th century.
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  Diatonic scale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In music theory, a diatonic scale (from the Greek diatonikos, "to stretch out") is a seven-note musical scale comprising five whole-tone and two half-tone steps, in which the half tones are maximally separated.
There is significant evidence that the evolution of the diatonic scale is natural, because it's based on the most basic harmonics of any scale's first note, and that it has actually occurred many times over the course of human history.
There is even circumstantial evidence that a flute used by neanderthals 32,000 years ago was based on a diatonic scale[1], as was a song recorded on a clay tablet in ancient Syria, 3,400 years ago.
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 Encyclopedia: Diatonic scale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Diatonic set theory is a subdivision or application of musical set theory which applies the techniques and insights of set theory to properties of the diatonic collection such as maximal evenness, Myhills property, well formedness, the deep scale property, cardinality equals variety, and structure implies multiplicity.
In diatonic set theory a generated collection is a collection or scale formed by repeatedly adding a constant interval in integer notation, the generator, also known as an interval cycle, around the chromatic circle until a complete collection or scale is formed.
In diatonic set theory structure implies multiplicity is quality of a collection or scale for which the interval series formed by the shortest distance around a diatonic circle of fifths between member of a series indicates the number of unique interval patterns (adjacently, rather than around the circle of fifths...
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 Diatonic scale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In music theory, a diatonic scale is a scale whose notes are built on the natural staff positions of lines and spaces, with no accidentals, with or without a key signature.
Diatonic music is written primarily using the notes from a diatonic scale; similarly, diatonic chords and diatonic intervals use notes from such a scale.
Western harmony from the Renaissance up until the late nineteenth century is based upon the diatonic scale and the unique hierarchical relationships created by this system of organizing seven notes.
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 Mahler Music Accordion / Diatonic Accordions
The melodeon, as the diatonic button accordion is known in Ireland and Great Britain, had a single row of ten buttons on the right hand keyboard and two bass accompaniment buttons for the left hand.
Diatonic accordions were later replaced by the chromatic button accordions which are now known as "musette" accordions.
Diatonic accordions have one or two pairs of bass buttons on the left or bass side of the instrument for each row of buttons on the treble side.
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 Diatonic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In Music theory, the diatonic major scale is a fundamentalbuilding block of the Western musical tradition.
It should be kept in mind that most longer pieces of commonpractice music change key, but this leads to a relationship of diatonic scales in one key with those in another, see modulation (music).
The white keys on a piano correspond to the diatonic scale of C major(C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C), with the notes a whole tone apart, except for E-F and B-C, which is an interval of a semitone (half atone).
www.therfcc.org /diatonic-87128.html   (347 words)

  
 Diatonic functionality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Diatonic functionality, in tonal music theory, is the interpretation of notes or chords according to specific, recognized roles.
For example, a C# cannot substitute for a Db, even though in equal temperament they are identical pitches, because the Db can serve as the third of a Bb minor chord while a C# cannot, and the C# can serve as the fifth degree of an F# major scale while a Db cannot.
Diatonic functionality can also refer to the meaning of a chord in relation to the key.
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 Accordion Articles - The accordion is rooted in many cultures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Diatonic Scales are those of the major and minor keys, and diatonic passages, intervals, chords, and harmonies are those made up of the notes of the key prevailing at the moment.
The fact that most diatonic accordions are single action, and chromatic accordions are double action may be considered as coincidence, as there is nothing binding either a diatonic to be single action, or a chromatic to be double action.
Indeed the word diatonic has become accepted in common use to mean single action, as this is a main characteristic of most diatonic accordions, even though the word does not mean that at all.
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 The Diatonic Harmonica Reference
These are normally played by ear and use 1st position where the key of the song is the same as the key of the harp.
Since a single diatonic harmonica has all chromatic notes available, it is possible to play every key diatonic in every key.
Diatonics have one advantage over chromatics in this area because wider splits are possible due to the smaller hole size of diatonics as compared to chromatics.
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 Diatonic scale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In Music theory, the diatonic major scale is a fundamental building block of the Western musical tradition.
The diatonic scale is composed of two tetrachords separated by intervalss of a whole tone.
The white keys on a piano correspond to the diatonic scale of C major (C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C), with the notes a whole tone apart, except for E-F and B-C, which is an interval of a semitone (half a tone).
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 Types of accordions and how they work - Diatonic Accordions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Diatonics are frequently used by many folk and dance groups, because of their great sound output, simplicity, light weight and low cost.
The one row diatonic, melodeon or, as it is sometimes referred to "German style accordion", has one ten button row as its keyboard.
Three row diatonic accordions are similar to the two row diatonics with the third row either a semi tone higher than the original (now middle) row, or a fourth above the second row.
www.accordions.com /index/how/dia/how_dia.shtml   (692 words)

  
 Understanding by Design Exchange
Students will be given a diatonic melody and will be asked to compose a harmony pert (3 voice min.) and then perform their composition.
You will be given a diatonic melody and will be asked to compose a harmony pert (3 voice minimum) and then perform your composition.
The judges will be looking for evidence of diatonic harmony through good chord progressions, showing some evidence of voice leading and by enhancing the melody.
www.cheney268.com /UbDUnits/cms/DiatomicHarmony.htm   (303 words)

  
 Diatonic scale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It contains seven notes to octave corresponding to the white keys on piano obtained from a chain of six fifths in some version of meantone temperament and resulting in two tetrachords separated by intervals of a whole tone.
It should kept in mind that most longer pieces common practice music change key but this to a relationship of diatonic scales in key with those in another see modulation (music).
The white keys on a piano correspond to the diatonic scale of C major (C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C) with notes a whole tone apart except for and B-C which is an interval of semitone (half a tone).
www.freeglossary.com /Diatonic_scale   (626 words)

  
 Diatonic Songbook - Flutetree.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This is a prototype of a songbook for diatonic NAF.
Prior to the 1980's, the Major key flutes that approximated the diatonic scale was practically the only flutes that were intentionally tuned to modern scales.
The songbook that follows is oriented to the 5 and 6 hole flutes that approximate the diatonic scale.
www.flutetree.com /diatonic/index.html   (155 words)

  
 Articles - Diatonic functionality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Diatonic functionality cannot be defined in pure equal temperament terms, but it can, however, be defined in meantone terms.
Diatonic functionality for music tuned to equal temperament can be thought of as deriving from equal temperament as a tuning of logical, or abstract, meantone.
That is, it is basic to the diatonic scale and diatonic functionality that four fifths up and two octaves down gives a major third, and that the supertonic or ii chord is both in a relation of a fifth above the dominant, or V chord, and a minor third below the subdominant, or IV chord.
www.gaple.com /articles/Diatonic_function   (1309 words)

  
 Diatonic Harmony
Chords that are diatonic to a given key are built exclusively with notes from that key.
So...If the chord built on the first scale degree of the major scale consists of the 1, 2, 5 and 7th scale degrees then one can infer that the chord built on the second scale degree is made up of the 2, 4, 6 and 8th etc. etc.
Because of the relationship of the various notes involved, diatonic chords have a harmonic function within their respective keys.
www.surfingpharaoh.com /music_ed/diatonic.htm   (422 words)

  
 F Diatonic Tuning for 12 String Pedal Steel
Pedals 1, 4 and 5 are used to add to the variety of foundation notes available from the bass strings.
It allows 6 major keys and 3 minor keys to sound in tune on a 12-key keyboard, with sweeter harmonies than are heard on today's equally-tempered keyboards.
I especially enjoy the sound of Bach's music when it is played in meantone on the F diatonic pedal steel.
www.b0b.com /tunings/fscale12.htm   (397 words)

  
 Diatonic harmonica chord and scale finder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
diatonic harmonica overblow technique, practice tips and bluesharp modifications for overblow and overdraw
overblow and overdraw practice for the diatonic harmonica bluesharp
diatonic harmonica, bluesharp modifications and tweaks, tweak for overblow and overdraw technique
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