Diatonic scale |
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Diatonic scale – diatonic sounds. frets, location in ascending or descending order. In traditional (classical) music theory under diatonic. frets understand frets, the sounds of which correspond to the main. music steps. systems, taken within any octave. Each such octave scale contains 5 major and 2 minor seconds. Diatonic modes include natural major and minor, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian and Hypophrygian modes. In the 20th century the field of diatonicism is interpreted more broadly: D. g. is considered a scale consisting of the main (unmodified) steps of any modal system. D. g. opposes chromatic. scale, as well as scales, including otd. chromatic or anharmonic. step ratios. See Diatonic, Medieval modes, Chromatic scale, Enharmonism.

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