hexachord definition

  • noun:
    • A sequence of six shades with a semitone in the middle, the others being entire shades, that has been found in medieval music.
    • a few six tones denoted with the syllables ut-re-mi-fa-sol-la divided by moments, really the only which this is certainly a small 2nd becoming mi-fa.
    • a number of six notes, with a semitone between the 3rd and 4th, others intervals becoming entire tones.
    • In Greek songs: A diatonic a number of six tones.
    • The interval of an important 6th.
    • a guitar with six strings.
    • In medieval music, a diatonic group of six shades, containing four whole tips and something half-step (between the third and fourth shades).

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