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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.
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1], measure 83) and descends chromatically until, at measure 110, it arrives at [C#.
PANTONE ColorWeb utilizes the PANTONE Internet Color System(TM) (PICS)(TM), a cross-platform, dither-free palette of numbered and chromatically organized colors, to provide Web designers with a method for using colors that can be viewed accurately, with the best possible results, regardless of monitor or platform.
The two black layers of parallel lines in Raster link chromatically and technically to the wall drawings amid which it hangs.
For the purpose of measuring the graduation representing the note-by-note shortening process of the cords chromatically on an ascending scale, we propose to divide one inch into sixtyfour parts of grades.
Despite the frequent use of parallel harmonies, often moving chromatically, expanded sonorities (seventh and ninth chords), persistent pedals and drones and short passages of bitonality, created by the frequent discrepancy between the tropos of the folk melody and the accompaniment, the cadences of each movement clearly are linked to the underlying tropos.
Both features suggest a somewhat backward looking, almost nostalgic, conception of the madrigal, which Rossi in turn put to the service of a radical--and in its own way progressive--conception of vocal polyphony as a testing ground for chromatically modified counterpoint.
After such a strong emphasis on [2][3] and [3][2] triads in the introduction of pitches, the chromatically filled [6] of the middle sections can reasonably be thought of as being built from additional overlapping [2]s and [3]s.
Arranged chromatically, passing from shades of green and blue to purplish-reds and finally to orangey-yellows, two dozen anonymous portraits spread across the north side of the gallery's main floor like a rainbow of expressionistic headshots.
Dominant seventh chords rise and fall chromatically against the vocal line; syncopation is present, especially the triplet followed by two eighth notes pattern, often juxtaposed in the piano and voice lines.
11 but move chromatically through all twelve major keys.
It is an ostinato, has one chromatically altered pitch, and is played initially on the pedals, but that is not quite the same thing.
Lines extend inward chromatically to F# to fill in [D.