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Diatonic and chromatic[edit]

The article uses the term "diatonic" without adequate explanation, and perhaps too restrictively. This term, along with chromatic, is the cause of serious uncertainties at several Wikipedia articles, and in the broader literature. Some of us thought that both terms needed special coverage, so we started up a new article: Diatonic and chromatic. Why not have a look, and join the discussion? Be ready to have comfortable assumptions challenged! – Noetica♬♩Talk 06:15, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Requested audio[edit]

I have added an audio example to the article. Hyacinth (talk) 21:07, 27 July 2008 (UTC)


The following statement, while accurate, las lead to confusion: "Similarly, the submediant is halfway between the tonic and subdominant[4]" Anecdotally, I have had three students ask me for clarification. Going from tonic to the subdominant, the halfway point would be the supertonic, if the tonic is used as the starting point. For neophytes uninitiated in music theory - and I am sure the general public who is trying to understand the rudiments in their appreciation of music theory (thinking specifically Classical Music). One possible way to clarify with minimal editing is just to change the wording, i.e. Similarly, the submediant is halfway between the subdominant (a half-step above the mediant) and the tonic an octave above." The example would work well here for additional clarification. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Autodidactman (talkcontribs) 14:18, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

First sound file doesn't match image[edit]

I think the first audio example "Tonic and mediant (dominant parallel or tonic counter parallel) in C major: CM and Em chords" is wrong. The image shows the first note lower than the second. The audio file attached seems to have the order of the notes reversed.

Archangle0 (talk) 10:38, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Proposal to unify the layout of scale-degree pages[edit]

WikiProject Music Theory is spearheading a proposal to unify the layout of the scale-degree pages. The discussion can be found here. Since these pages not only include discussion of the scale-degrees, but also occasionally discuss triads and seventh chords built on these scale-degrees, it is important to systemize these pages. This will also curtail the creation of pages for each individual triad and seventh chord, some which may not necessarily contain enough content to be expanded beyond a stub. I invite you to comment on the proposal with thoughts, criticisms, or suggestions. Thanks! Devin.chaloux (chat) 19:02, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

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