chromatic

(redirected from Diatonic and chromatic)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to Diatonic and chromatic: diatonicism

chromatic

Music
a. involving the sharpening or flattening of notes or the use of such notes in chords and harmonic progressions
b. of or relating to the chromatic scale or an instrument capable of producing it

chromatic

[krō′mad·ik]
(optics)
Relating to color.
References in periodicals archive ?
As Hanon's The Virtuoso Pianist exercises strengthen the fingers through varying linear progressions, Jazz Chord Hanon moves sequentially through diatonic and chromatic scales and progressions from three through five voices.