a scale with eight notes in an octave; all but two are separated by whole tones
a mixture of half steps and whole steps
a modern major or minor scale
a scale consisting of eight sounds with seven intervals, of which two are semitones and five are whole tones
a series of the notes essential to one major or minor key, arranged in order of pitch and repeating itself in other octaves on reaching the limit of an octave
The usual scale in western music, corresponding to the white notes on a keyboard.
Eight tones within the range of one octave.
on the modern keyboard, the white keys are considered the diatonic notes, and scales (a series of notes in order from low to high or high to low) that can be made using only those whole-steps and half-steps are considered diatonic scales. In the Middle Ages, the church modes were based on diatonic scales.
a scale containing whole steps and half steps; major (also minor) scale.
A Diatonic scale encompasses patterns of seven whole tones and semitones.
The notes found within a major or minor scale.
In music theory, a diatonic scale (from the Greek Î´Î¹Î±Ï„Î¿Î½Î¹ÎºÎ¿Ï‚, meaning "[progressing] through tones", also known as the heptatonia prima and set form 7-35) is a seven-note musical scale comprising five whole-tone and two half-tone steps, in which the half tones are maximally separated. Thus between two half-tone steps there are either two or three whole tones, with the pattern repeating at the octave. The term diatonic originally referred to the diatonic genus, one of the three genera of the ancient Greeks.