major diatonic scale
major diatonic scale major diatonic scale n. (Mus.), The natural diatonic scale, which has semitones between the third and fourth, and seventh and eighth notes, and whole tones between the other notes; the scale of the major mode, of which the third is major; also called {major scale}. See {Scale}, and {Diatonic}. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

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  • Diatonic scale — Diatonic Di a*ton ic (d[imac] [.a]*t[o^]n [i^]k), a. [L. diatonicus, diatonus, Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? to stretch out; dia through + ? to stretch: cf. F. diatonique. See {Tone}.] (Mus.) Pertaining to the scale of eight tones, the eighth of which is the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diatonic scale — noun a scale with eight notes in an octave; all but two are separated by whole tones • Hypernyms: ↑scale, ↑musical scale • Hyponyms: ↑mode, ↑musical mode * * * diatonic scale, a standard major or minor scale of eight musical tones in the octave,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • major scale — major diatonic scale major diatonic scale n. (Mus.), The natural diatonic scale, which has semitones between the third and fourth, and seventh and eighth notes, and whole tones between the other notes; the scale of the major mode, of which the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • major scale — noun a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 3rd and 4th and 7th and 8th • Syn: ↑major diatonic scale • Hypernyms: ↑mode, ↑musical mode • Hyponyms: ↑C major, ↑C major scale, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • scale of C major — noun (music) the major scale having no sharps or flats • Syn: ↑C major, ↑C major scale • Topics: ↑music • Hypernyms: ↑major scale, ↑major diatonic scale …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Major scale — Major scales In music theory, the major scale or Ionian scale is one of the diatonic scales. It is made up of seven distinct notes, plus an eighth which duplicates the first an octave higher. In solfege these notes correspond to the syllables Do …   Wikipedia

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