musical scale

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n musical scale (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)
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Usage

In literature:

When he said carburetor it was just like running up a scale of music.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
A measured and unchanging scale is as necessary and valuable in the training of the eye as the musical scale in the discipline of the ear.
"A Color Notation" by Albert H. Munsell
Never in all his dreams had he imagined any musical competition upon so vast a scale as this.
"The Last of the Legions and Other Tales of Long Ago" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Music only displays on the grand scale the laws which in less obtrusive form govern the whole aesthetic life of woman.
"Modern Women and What is Said of Them" by Anonymous
These people were in social scale so low that they had practically no music of their own.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
You can learn the scale in an hour, and in a few weeks be playing popular music.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
First, there is a musical scale in the laws of the air itself, exactly answering to the musical sense or law of the soul.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
These colors will be found like a musical scale, to harmonize well in almost any combination.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
The scales are the backbone of music study.
"What Every Singer Should Know" by Millie Ryan
Music, scale of, invented by Guido, i.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
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In poetry:

But, unto him, whose scales have fallen away,
Whose deafness has been healed by Love Divine;
A flood of music gushes in foraye,
And all God's works, with deathless lustre, shine.
"An Hymn" by James Avis Bartley

In news:

Face the Music tilts the scales in the opposite direction with two and a half hours of music performed, written, and arranged by women.
This Dutch avant-garde composer's fascination with non-traditional harmonies and scales led him to become a pioneer of electronic music.
The music industry returned to the courthouse yesterday to sue 532 people it accuses of large-scale copyright infringement.
Each year, California's Shepherd of the Hills Church presents "The Passion Play ," a large scale musical reenactment of the life of Jesus Christ.
Each year, California's Shepherd of the Hills Church presents "The Passion Play," a large scale musical reenactment of the life of Jesus Christ.
Now, less than a year after becoming The Spire of Jamestown, the building will host its first full-scale musical production.
The SLO City Council in a 4-0 vote allowed the 25-year-old restaurant, bar, brewery and music venue to now move from Garden Street to a new location on Higuera Street but on a much smaller scale.
It was my rebellion from the requisite scales and serious music demanded by my teacher.
But the visit of Eric Whitacre, here to conduct a program of his music Saturday night under the aegis of the Vancouver Chamber Choir , is a mini-residency on an almost unprecedented scale.
Eight music publishing organizations on Wednesday sued file-sharing site LimeWire for copyright infringement "on a massive scale.".
Fancy birthday parties, music lessons, sports leagues and gifts are being scaled back or eliminated.
This Thanksgiving PSA from William Shatner rests somewhere between his musical stylings and that time he threw a chair on '$20,000 Pyramid' on the weirdness scale.
MARQUETTE — Combining music, movement and paint, artist David Garibaldi can craft a large-scale painting of just about anyone in a matter of minutes — live, on stage.
Beltsville woman's career in music instruction climbs the scales.
Celebration of Ecology theatre, music & workshops at NACL Theatre, noon-5pm, sliding scale $12-25, children $5, family $20 RSVP: 845/557-0694.
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In science:

The following is CDEF GAB and is called C ma jor, and thus circularly permuting the notes of the A minor scale we obtain 7 different types of scales used in western music.
Musical Modes, Their Associated Chords and Their Musicality
In order to understand what a musical mode is, let’s examine the following two scales.
Musical Modes, Their Associated Chords and Their Musicality
In what follows we will make more clear (mathematical) the notions of a mode and chord and we will classify modes by their musicality (a certain product of factors that we believe make the musicality of a scale).
Musical Modes, Their Associated Chords and Their Musicality
The reason behind this definition is that musical literature has exotic scales with more or less than 7 different notes and for which the interval between two consecutive notes is more than a whole step.
Musical Modes, Their Associated Chords and Their Musicality
The motivation behind this definition is that most of the people will consider a scale to be more musical if it has more chords.
Musical Modes, Their Associated Chords and Their Musicality
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