Definition of Chromatic scale

1. Noun. A 12-note scale including all the semitones of the octave.

Generic synonyms: Musical Scale, Scale

Definition of Chromatic scale

1. Noun. (music) A scale including all twelve semitones in an octave. ¹

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Literary usage of Chromatic scale

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1. Harmony: A Course of Study by George Whitefield Chadwick (1897)
"Or we may modulate in sequences between the tones of the chromatic scale, ... For example: ( For the sake of convenience the chromatic scale is here based ..."

2. Harmony: A Course of Study by George Whitefield Chadwick (1922)
"FHE chromatic scale, HARMONIZED. nature of chromatic progression is such that the ... For example : (For the sake of convenience the chromatic scale is here ..."

3. Harmony: A Course of Study by George Whitefield Chadwick (1897)
"THE chromatic scale, HARMONIZED. The nature of chromatic progression is such ... For example : ( For convenience sake the chromatic scale is here based on ..."

4. Elson's Music Dictionary: Containing the Definition and Pronunciation of by Louis Charles Elson (1905)
"chromatic scale. A scale which divides every whole tone of the diatone scale, and consists of twelve semitones or half-steps in an octave. ..."

5. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1905)
"POSITION OF COLORS IX chromatic scale. 11. Blue and Yellow.—Of the three primary colors blue possesses that quality that is technically known as " coldness ..."

6. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1887)
"It is accidental if some of the tones correspond now and then with oar natural or chromatic scale, ..."

7. First Theory Book by Diller, Angela (1921)
"The ascending chromatic scale of A flat is written: ^ ^ ^. lm l|» ~ ~»—T- - f 1 2 8 3 445 B 6 7 And the ascending chromatic scale of B is written: TT (V 1 1 ..."

8. Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of Music by William Smythe Babcock Mathews, Emil Liebling (1896)
"A chromatic scale is one which proceeds throughout by semitones. ... chromatic scale. A scale which consists of twelve semitones, or half steps, ..."

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