Greater by a semitone, either in interval or in difference of pitch from another tone.
chord with a major third between the root and the third. Scale with major and perfect intervals.
one of the two modes of the tonal system; the other is the minor mode. The sequence of degrees in the major scale is always as follows: whole tone, whole tone. semitone, whole tone, whole tone, whole tone. semitone. Works written in major keys are often felt by listeners to have a positive, affirming character.
of a scale or mode; "major scales"; "the key of D major"
tonality based on a major scale
a diatonic scale consisting of tones and semitones between scale degrees3-4 and 7-8
A term applied to the keys based on major scales; any note combination utilizing a natural third interval.
It is the name given to a scale whose octave species is built on the following ascending sequence of intervals: T-T-S-T-T-T-S.
related to a key in which the third note of the scale produces a major third interval.
Used to indicate an interval which is characteristic of the 2nd, 3rd, 6th, and 7th tones of the Major Scale. (See also Augmented, Diminished, Dominant, Minor, Perfect, Suspended.)
The designation for certain intervals and scales. A key based on a major scale is called a major key. The pattern for the major scale is: whole whole half whole whole whole half step step step step step step step