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Diatonic and chromatic

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  1. are terms in music theory that are most often used to characterise scales, and are also applied to intervals, chords, notes, musical styles, and kinds of harmony

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  2. Traditionally, and in all uses discussed above, the term diatonic has been confined to the domain of pitch, and in a fairly restricted way

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  3. They are very often used as a pair, especially when applied to contrasting features of the common practice music of the period 1600–1900

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  4. These terms may mean different things in different contexts

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  5. Very often, diatonic refers to musical elements derived from the modes and transpositions of the "white note scale" C–D–E–F–G–A–B (see details below)

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