major diatonic scale definition

  • noun:
    • The normal diatonic scale, which has semitones amongst the third and fourth, and 7th and eighth records, and whole shades involving the other notes; the scale associated with the significant mode, which the third is major; also known as major scale. See scale, and diatonic.
    • a diatonic scale with records separated by whole tones excluding the next and 4th and 7th and 8th

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