diatonic scale

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diatonic scale

[¦dī·ə¦tän·ik ′skāl]
(acoustics)
A musical scale in which the octave is divided into intervals of two different sizes, five of one and two of the other, with adjustments in tuning systems other than equal temperament.
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This set class is not a subset of the diatonic collection, so Rands is bringing in the foreign pitch class and the foreign interval collection simultaneously in this brief line.
Taken together with the accompaniment, though, the notes immediately surrounding the F[sharp] in measure 37, D, E[flat], G, and F, produce set class 5-3 (01245), which is not contained within the diatonic collection.
Because of the adjustments, not only are there foreign pitch classes (an exact mirror around E[flat] would have yielded these also) but the ascending and descending tetrachords 4-2 (0124) and 4-3 (0134) in the tenor are foreign interval collections with respect to the diatonic collection.
Let Maj be the set of all diatonic collections, and let [pi] (K) be a partition of Maj determined by the automorphisms of a given set K.
That is, for any two triadically interpreted diatonic collections one can always find, for one of the minimal cadential sets, a modulation quantum M that meets the stipulations above and thereby determines a means of modulation g.
Maj is partitioned into two sets of diatonic collections, W = {B[flat], D [flat], E, G, A, C, E [flat], G [flat] and W' = {D, F, A [flat], B} according to the automorphisms {[T.