- a diatonic series of four tones, the first and last separated by a perfect fourth.
Origin of tetrachord
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Historical Examples of tetrachord
The early lyre of the Greeks had four, constituting their tetrachord.Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I
In the enharmonic, the tetrachord consists of two tones and two "dieses."
These three classes differ in their arrangement of the tetrachord.
It naturally disappeared when the tetrachord Hypatn came into use.
But within the tetrachord the reign of diversity was unchecked.
- (in musical theory, esp of classical Greece) any of several groups of four notes in descending order, in which the first and last notes form a perfect fourth