hexachord

Definitions:

  • A sequence of six tones with a semitone in the middle, the others being whole tones, that was used in medieval music.
  • In <em>Greek music</em>: A diatonic series of six tones.
  • The interval of a major sixth.
  • An instrument with six strings.
  • In <em>medieval music</em>, a diatonic series of six tones, containing four whole steps and one half-step (between the third and fourth tones).
  • A series of six notes, with a semitone between the third and fourth, the other intervals being whole tones.
  • A series of six tones denoted with the syllables ut-re-mi-fa-sol-la separated by seconds, the only of which that is a minor second being mi-fa.
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