[Smt-talk] a la mode

reinifrosch at bluewin.ch reinifrosch at bluewin.ch
Mon Dec 2 08:12:15 PST 2013

Dear colleagues,
As mentioned previously several years ago, I think that "diatonic" means "pulled apart" (rather than "through tones"): in the diatonic tetrachords, the three lower tones are not close together. 
Reinhart Frosch,
Dr. phil. nat.,
CH-5200 Brugg.
reinifrosch at bluewin.ch .

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Datum : 02/12/2013 - 10:40 (UTC)
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"Diatonic" comes, of course, from the diatonic tetrachord genus, the one  
which is composed "through (whole) tones."  The term do not refer at all  
to any "linear coherence, achievable in tonal music", mysterious or  
otherwise. [...]

Dr. Daniel James Wolf

djwolf at snafu.de

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