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diatonic vs. chromatic
[ dahy-uh-ton-ik ]
- noting those scales that contain five whole tones and two semitones, as the major, minor, and certain modal scales.
- of or relating to the tones, intervals, or harmonies of such scales.
[ kroh-mat-ik, kruh- ]
- pertaining to color or colors.
- involving a modification of the normal scale by the use of accidentals.
- progressing by semitones, especially to a tone having the same letter name, as in C to C sharp.