major diatonic scale

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n major diatonic scale a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 3rd and 4th and 7th and 8th
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n major diatonic scale (Mus) The natural diatonic scale, which has semitones between the third and fourth, and seventh and eighth notes, and whole tones between the other notes; the scale of the major mode, of which the third is major; also called major scale. See Scale, and Diatonic.
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Usage

In literature:

Though strongly pentatonic in character, the song is cast in the diatonic scale of F major.
"The Tinguian" by Fay-Cooper Cole
We used to think for instance that in music the ordinary diatonic major scale, with its variant minor, was a fact of nature.
"A Librarian's Open Shelf" by Arthur E. Bostwick
To associate this scale with the ordinary diatonic scale let a major 9th be taken, e.g.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 10" by Various
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