A ladder; a series of steps; a means of ascending.
The graduated series of all the tones, ascending or descending, from the keynote to its octave; -- called also the gamut. It may be repeated through any number of octaves. See Chromatic scale, Diatonic scale, Major scale, and Minor scale, under Chromatic, Diatonic, Major, and Minor.
Gradation; succession of ascending and descending steps and degrees; progressive series; scheme of comparative rank or order; as, a scale of being.
To climb by a ladder, or as if by a ladder; to ascend by steps or by climbing; to clamber up; as, to scale the wall of a fort.
To lead up by steps; to ascend.
An ordering of notes from low to high, or from high to low. Scales come in all different types depending on what pitches are involved and what patterns are formed by the pitches. A common type of scale, called the Major scale, is often sung to the familiar do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do syllables.
A progression of notes which establishes a key.
Ascending or descending series of notes that define a mode or tonality , usually by the terminal pitch. See also chromatic scale , diatonic , major , minor .
A scale is a sequence of notes that fall into a specific pattern, either ascending or descending. In Western harmonic theory, the most familiar scales are diatonic (major and minor) chromatic, and pentatonic (a five note scale), but the possibilities of scale patterns are infinite. Each musical culture establishes its own rules that determine how scales are made and used. For example, in India, scale patterns are called ragas; specific ragas may be associated with different times of the day, certain colours, or evocative moods.
A progression of notes in a specific order.
a group of notes that follow a certain pattern of whole and half steps
a sequence of tones arranged in rising pitches
A scale is a sequence of notes arranged in order from lowest to highest or from highest to lowest.
(music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)
take by attacking with scaling ladders; "The troops scaled the walls of the fort"
a collection of notes in a specific pattern, beginning on a note (the tonic), and ending on the same note an octave higher or lower
a couple of notes
a good idea but it'll drive you bananas after a few minutes, so use an eighth-note riff lasting for one or two bars
a graduated series of musical tones ascending
a group of notes that follow one after another up or down the guitar or instrument
a kind of ladder , with the notes as steps, so you can go up and down
a ladder or succession of tones (or notes), starting from the keynote or tonic (the first tone on which it starts), and ending with the octave (the last tone, or tone on which it ends)
a list of all the notes in a
a list of the tones available from one tone up to its double
an arrangement of many notes
an ascending or descending series of notes
an interesting interplay between notes and intervals within an octave
an octave divided into a certain number of notes at different frequencies
an outline that is arrived at with the permutation and combination of notes
a pattern of notes selected by a defined rule, resulting in a characteristic sound
a precise collection of notes that sounds good played over a particular chord or chord progression
a progression of pitches that subdivides an octave
a regular sequence of notes
a rising or falling succession of notes
a sequence of notes, distributed in degrees
a sequence of notes that keeps on repeating all the way up the keyboard
a sequential string of notes and absolutely necessary for your basic command of your instrument
a series of ascending or descending notes (pitches) separated by either whole or half steps
a series of eight notes in the same octave
a series of notes arranged in a specific interval pattern
a series of notes that go in an ascending and descending manner
a series of notes that proceed up or down by step
a series of notes that start on a root note and finish on the octave of the root note
a series of notes the fallow a certain pattern
a series of notes which are used in a piece of music
a series of tones arranged according to pitch
a set of musical notes from which melody and harmony are derived
a set of notes arranged diatonically
a set of notes in a specific pattern that start at one note and end at another note an octave hgiher
a set of tones that can be used to play melodies over a particular chord
a specific arrangement of musical tones
a stepwise arrangement of all the main notes in a particular passage of music or in a musical system of a people
a stepwise arrangement of the notes of a key
a subset of all tones in an octave
a system of many flexible pitches whose tuning changes slightly depending upon harmonic content
A Scale is a formal progression of notes on an octave, such as a chromatic or major scale.
(H.E.): the incrementally ascending or descending arrangement of the notes of a mode, or any set of tones. Scalar is the adjective.
A sequence of tones, usually within an octave, and used as the basis of a composition.
(1) A selection of tones in the octave, arranged in ascending or descending order, usually but not always using intervals of half- or whole-steps, and using the same notes in every successive octave. One tone is usually thought of as being the root, but it need not be the first note played. Most scales have 5, 6, 7 or 8 notes to the octave but any number from 2 to 12 is possible. (2) The same group of tones regarded abstractly as a 'pool' of available notes. In this sense, scale really means the same as chord. There is a maxim: 'Scales are chords and chords are scales.' (3) A section of melody in the form of a scale.
a sequence of tones which progress step by step in pitch and serve as the basis of a composition
a stepwise progression of notes from one note to an octave above or below, for example, C to C
an ordered set of pitches that cover a range of one octave.
A selection of tones within one octave.
a pre-determined arrangement of a succession of pitches, usually eight, where the first and last have the same pitch name. Most commonly used are major and minor scales, especially in Bach's day.
A series of tones within an octave which are used as the basis of musical composition.
A series of tones or pitches in ascending or descending order. Scale tones are often assigned numbers (1-8) or syllables (do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do).
a series of notes organized in ascending or descending order to form a pattern of whole steps and half steps.
A collection of pitches arranged from lowest to highest or highest to lowest.
It is a sequence of notes in ascending or descending order of pitch.
Musical "stairway" of notes ascending and descending within an octave.
A specific sequence of tones, beginning and ending on a key note or the tonal center.
a succession of tones ascending or descending according to fixed intervals.
A sequence of tones, usually associated with a set of intervals.
a series of pitches arranged according to a particular pattern of intervals
A series of ascending and descending steps to assess the relative or absolute size of some property of an object. Scales can be linear or logarithmic.
A summary of the pitches in a piece of music arranged in order from the lowest to the highest.
The arrangement of notes in a specific order of whole and half steps.
Arrangement of pitches in descending or ascending order that contribute to tonal organization in a piece of music.
A succession of tones. The scale generally used in Western music is the diatonic scale, consisting of whole and half steps in a specific order.
A series of notes which define a diatonic tonality, often consisting of eight degrees, and containing a tonic and sometimes also a leading tone.
Scale is an album by Matthew Herbert, released May 29, 2006. According to the liner notes 635 objects were used to create the album. These include traditional instruments such as violins and guitars and other objects such as breakfast cereal, gas pumps and coffins.