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Chromatic

Chromatic (= 'colored' or 'thru the shades')

That which includes notes not belonging to a diatonic scale. [Stainer, John; Barrett, W.A.; A Dictionary of Musical Terms; Novello, Ewer and Co., London, pre-1900]

(color or complexion). The name of one of the modifications of the Greek musical scale. The principal chromatic scale of the Greeks, its chief characteristic is the omnission of the 4th and 7th. [Stainer, John; Barrett, W.A.; A Dictionary of Musical Terms; Novello, Ewer and Co., London, pre-1900]

A name given to the semitonic intervals. [Ramsay, Dougald Carmichel; The Scientific Basis and Build of Music]

Progression by semitones. It refers to music that contains tones outside the diatonic scale. A c. chord contains one or more notes foreign to the key. A c. scale consists of successive semitones.

Chromatic Chord
A chromatic chord is that which contains a note or notes foreign to diatonic progression. [Stainer, John; Barrett, W.A.; A Dictionary of Musical Terms; Novello, Ewer and Co., London, pre-1900]

Chromatic Harmony
Chromatic harmony is that which is made up of chromatic chords. [Stainer, John; Barrett, W.A.; A Dictionary of Musical Terms; Novello, Ewer and Co., London, pre-1900]

Chromatic Interval
A chromatic interval is that which is augmented or diminished. [Stainer, John; Barrett, W.A.; A Dictionary of Musical Terms; Novello, Ewer and Co., London, pre-1900]

Chromatic Modulation
Chromatic modulation is a passing into an extreme key, by means of chromatic harmony. [Stainer, John; Barrett, W.A.; A Dictionary of Musical Terms; Novello, Ewer and Co., London, pre-1900]

Chromatic Scale
A chromatic scale is one which consists of a succession of semitones. [Stainer, John; Barrett, W.A.; A Dictionary of Musical Terms; Novello, Ewer and Co., London, pre-1900]

Consists of semitones, otherwise in diatonic progression. The Snell Manuscript

See Also


Chord
Diatonic
Diatonic scale
Harmony
Interval
Scale
Tetrachord
Tone

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