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  Diatonic scale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In music theory, a diatonic scale (from the Greek diatonikos, "to stretch out"; also known as the heptatonia prima; set form 7-35) is a seven-note musical scale comprising five whole-tone and two half-tone steps, in which the half tones are maximally separated.
The modern major and minor scales are diatonic, as are all of the so-called 'church' modes.
Technically speaking, diatonic scales are obtained from a chain of six successive fifths in some version of meantone temperament, and resulting in two tetrachords separated by intervals of a whole tone.
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 Diatonic function - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A diatonic function, in tonal music theory, is the specific, recognized roles of notes or chords in relation to the key.
Functions during or after modulations and especially tonicizations are often notated in relation to the function, in the original key, which the tonicization was to.
Sometimes called "function of function", for example, in C major, a D major chord root, is notated as II, but during a tonicization on G major, it would be notated, as in G major, V, as it is the dominant of (in C major) the dominant, it is notated V/V (five of five).
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 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> tonality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Functional tonality, or sometimes narrative tonality, is the use of chords and other features according to their functions or relationship with the tonic (so that they "go somewhere").
Most tonality uses "functional harmony", which is a term used to describe music where changes in the predominate scale or additional notes to chords are explainable by their place in stabilizing or destabilizing a tonality.
The belief was that tonality had "snapped" because of expansion of vocabulary, decreased functionality, increased use of leading tones, alterations, modulations, tonicization, the increased importance of subsidiary key areas, use of non-diatonic hierarchical methods, and/or symmetry in interval cycles.
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 Diatonic functionality - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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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 Diatonic functionality: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Diatonic functionality, in tonal (tonal: tonality is the character of music written with hierarchical relationships of pitches,...
Diatonic functionality can also refer to the meaning of a chord (chord: A combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together) in relation to the key (key: A lever that actuates a mechanism when depressed).
Functions during or after modulations (modulations: (electronics) the transmission of a signal by using it to vary a carrier wave; changing the carrier's amplitude or frequency or phase) and especially tonicization (tonicization: in music, tonicization is the treatment of a pitch other than the overall tonic as a...
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 Wikipedia: Musical notation
Pitch is shown using the diatonic scale, with accidentals to allow notes on the chromatic scale, and duration is shown in beats and fractions of a beat.
In both cases notes must be named for their diatonic functionality.
One advantage of this system is that it ignores the "spelling" of notes (B sharp, C natural and D double-flat are all 0) according to their diatonic functionality.
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 Chord (music) - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Each note has a function within the chord, the note the chord is built on is called the root of the chord, the second note a third above it is called the third of the chord, and the third note a third above the second note is called the fifth of the chord.
Chords are also said to have a function in their diatonic scale, which relates to the expected resolution of each chord within a key.
The II and IV chords have Subdominant Function, partially due to the fact that they are a fifth away from the Dominant chords of a key, and partially because in their own Tonic keys, their respective Dominant chords are built on the root notes of the stable Tonic function I and VI.
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 Diatonic functionality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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.
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 Diatonic scale - Music Sage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In music a diatonic scale is a scale consisting of eight sounds with seven intervals, of which two are semitones and five are whole tones; a modern major or minor scale, as distinguished from the chromatic scale.
"Diatonic" is a musical term which refers to notes which belong to a major or minor scale, as against "chromatic", which refers to notes that don't belong to such a scale, and which therefore require accidentals to notate when they occur in a major- or minor-key passage.
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.
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 Function - the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In general, a function is part of an answer to a question about why some object or process occurred in a system that evolved or was designed with some goal.
Thus function refers forward from the object or process, along some chain of causes to the goal or evolutionary success.
The common feature of a function is that it produces some kind of result.
www.world-knowledge-encyclopedia.com /?t=Function   (158 words)

  
 YWWI - Half-tone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The tonic diatonic function includes four seperate activities or roles as the principal goal tone, initiating event, generator of other tones, and the stable center neutralizing the tension between dominant and subdominant.
It is the smallest interval notated and played in diatonic music (i.e., most western music), corresponding to adjacent keys on a piano keyboard (white/fl, fl/white or white/white where there is no intervening fl key) or to adjacent frets on a guitar, for example.
All diatonic intervals can be expressed as an equivalent number of semitones, e.g., an octave is as large as twelve semitones, and a perfect fifth equals seven semitones.
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 The Ultimate Tonality Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
This includes the use of the major scale or minor scale, their triadic chords and diatonic functions, and the compositional techniques, procedures, and materials used.
Most tonality is "functional harmony", which is a term used to describe music where changes in the predominate scale or additional notes to chords are explainable by their place in stabilizing or destabilizing a tonality.
A distinction is commonly made between functional tonality, or sometimes narrative tonality, and other (nonfunctional) tonality such as the pandiatonicism of Aaron Copland or Steve Reich which often consists of tonal or tonal added tone chords (trouves or "finds" as Aaron Copland described some of his own nonfunctional tonality) in nontonal successions.
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 Diatonic
Diatonic scale In Music theory, the diatonic major scale is a fundamentalbuilding block of the Western musical tradition.
Diatonic functionality, in music, is the assumption used in tonal music theory that pitches may...
Diatonic functions of notes Each degree of a scale, as well as many chromatically-altered notes, has a different diatonic function.
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 Diatonic Scale - Clarinet Scales - www.guitarscales.hairsalons.be   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The diatonic scale is of ancient origin, but the particular tuning incorporated into modern just intonation...
scales and the modes are all diatonic In the major scale, the semitones fall between the third and...
Diatonic Scale In this lesson we will study the application of one "master" pattern to create all of our major and minor scales.
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 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> symmetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In this case the symmetry group of a constant function may be a proper subgroup of G: a constant vector has only rotational symmetry with respect to rotation about an axis if that axis is in the direction of the vector, and only inversion symmetry if it is zero.
For a common notion of symmetry in Euclidean space, G is the Euclidean group E(n), the group of isometries, and V is the Euclidean space.
Symmetrical scales or chords, such as the whole tone scale, augmented chord, or diminished seventh chord (diminished-diminished seventh), are said to lack direction or a sense of forward motion, are ambiguous as to the key or tonal center, and have a less specific diatonic functionality.
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 Interval (music) - Gurupedia
Intervals may also be labelled according to their diatonic functionality, as is commonly done for tonal music, and according to the number of notes they span in a diatonic scale.
It is important to note that while intervals named by their harmonic functions, for instance, a major second, may be described by a ratio, cent, or integer, not every interval described by these more general terms may be described with the harmonic function name.
There are also a number of intervals not found in the chromatic scale or labeled with a diatonic function which have names of their own.
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 Diatonic Scale - Ultrasport Fish Scale - www.guitarscales.nordstroms.be   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
is based upon the diatonic scale and the unique hierarchical relationships, or diatonic functionality, created by this system of organizing seven notes.
There is one sharp in the diatonic scale of G. There are six flats in the diatonic scale of Gb.
The seven notes of the diatonic scale are shown in bold on...
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 Wikipedia: Symmetry
Symmetry has been used as a formal constraint by many composers, such as the arch form (ABCBA) used by Steve Reich, Bela Bartok, and James Tenney (or swell).
Symmetry is also an important consideration in the formation of scales and chords, traditional or tonal music being made up of non-symmetrical groups of pitches, such as the diatonic scale or the major chord.
Symmetrical scales or chords, such as the whole tone scale, augmented chord, or diminished seventh chord (diminished-diminised seventh), are said to lack direction or a sense of forward motion and are ambiguous as to the key or tonal center.
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 Enharmonic -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In ancient Greek music, the enharmonic scale was a form of octave tuning, in which the first, second, and third notes in the octave were separated approximately by quarter tones, as were the fifth, sixth, and seventh.
The reason that — despite the fact that in recent western music, Ab is exactly the same pitch as G# — we label them differently is that in tonal music notes are named for their harmonic function, and retain the names they had in the meantone tuning era.
Their largest division is between a whole-tone and a tone-and-a-quarter in size, and their smallest is between a quarter-tone and a semitone.
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 Voice leading - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Instead of thinking of the two successive chords vertically as separate, we are concentrating on the "horizontal" (temporal or linear) continuity between notes.
Concern for voice-leading often means a predominance of stepwise motion and may assist or replace diatonic functionality.
An auditory stream is a perceived melodic line and streaming laws attempt to indicate the psychoacoustic basis of contrapuntal music.
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 Music notation - WikiRadish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
These functional names of the musical notes were introduced by Guido of Arezzo (c.
One drawback is that pitches, intervals, and simultaneities (chords) are all notated in the same manner.
The integer model of pitch is one of the basis of atonal or set theoretical techniques in musical analysis, which now may include diatonic set theory and tonal music.
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 Diatonic functionality: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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Diatonic functionality can also refer to the meaning of a chord (A combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together)
Functions during or after modulations ((electronics) the transmission of a signal by using it to vary a carrier wave; changing the carrier's amplitude or frequency or phase)
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 Diatonic: Insights on Flamenco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A diatonic scale is keyed to a series of major or minor notes.
diatonic based on an octave divided into five whole tones and two semitones, as are the major and minor scales.
The Diatonic Converter is an adapter for projects such as the Infinite Melody and Gated Comparator, constricting their outputs to the notes of a major or...
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