twelve-tone
adjective Date: 1926 of, relating to, or being serial music utilizing the 12 chromatic tones

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  • Tone cluster — Example of piano tone clusters. The clusters in the upper staff C♯ D♯ F♯ G♯ are four successive black keys …   Wikipedia

  • tone row — noun Date: 1936 the chosen sequence of tones that serves as the basis for a work of serial music; specifically twelve tone row …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Twelve-string guitar — This article is about guitars with six courses. For guitars with more than six separate strings, see extended range classical guitar or ten string guitar. The twelve string guitar is an acoustic or electric guitar with twelve strings, which… …   Wikipedia

  • Whole tone scale — Qualities Number of pitch classes 6 Maximal evenness Degenerate well formed collection In music, a whole tone scale is a scale in which each note is separated from its neighbors by the interval of a whole …   Wikipedia

  • Arab tone system — The modern Arab tone system, or system of musical tuning, is based upon the theoretical division of the octave into twenty four equal divisions or 24 tone equal temperament (24 TET), the distance between each successive note being a quarter tone… …   Wikipedia

  • The Twelve — For other uses, see The Twelve (disambiguation). Alexandr Blok, Winter Palace, 1917. The Twelve (Russian: Двенадцать, Dvenadtsat) is a controversial long poem by Aleksandr Blok. Written early in 1918, the poem was one of the first poetic… …   Wikipedia

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