Of harshness in modulation he knew nothing: his chromatic changes were as soft and flowing as when he kept to the diatonic genus.
The fifteen characters, it has been noticed, form two diatonic octaves.
The proper ratios are given in the diatonic intense, but the large and small steps stand in the wrong order.
There are three classes of modes: first, that which the Greeks term the enharmonic; second, the chromatic; third, the diatonic.
The term usually excludes the ringing of the bells according to the diatonic scale in which they are hung (see Bell).
In the diatonic, there are two consecutive tones, and the third interval of a semitone completes the tetrachord.
The diatonic scale in music, determined by calculation and actual experiment on vibrating chords, stands as follows.
But in the quaint jump of the third the Church had no part, clinging closely to a diatonic process.
The scholars who connect the ancient Modes with the species generally confine themselves to octaves of the diatonic genus.
diatonic, dī-a-ton′ik, adj. proceeding by the tones and intervals of the natural scale in music.