Definition of tetrachord in English:
1A scale of four notes, the interval between the first and last being a perfect fourth.
- It's written in a kind of pastiche nineteenth-century style, complete with faux-Spanish exotic syncopations, melody and harmony (falling tetrachords, augmented seconds).
- There are instances, however, where scale-motion rather conspicuously predominates, or where a melody is made largely of scale segments - of half-scales or tetrachords, for example.
- The sets are closely connected through numerous common and transpositionally or inversionally related segments, usually dyads, trichords and/or tetrachords.
1.1 historical A musical instrument with four strings.
- A common instrument from those times was the tetrachord, a kind of four-stringed harp.
Definition of tetrachord in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan