- a diatonic series of six tones having, in medieval music, a half step between the third and fourth tones and whole steps between the others.
Origin of hexachord
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Solmisation of the six notes of the Hexachord, 11th century, see p. 37.Shakespeare and Music
Edward W. Naylor
Hexachord, hek′sa-kord, n. a diatonic series of six notes, having a semitone between the third and fourth.
For the fourth hexachord, which was called hard, this B was again raised a semitone.Critical & Historical Essays
- (in medieval musical theory) any of three diatonic scales based upon C, F, and G, each consisting of six notes, from which solmization was developed