hexachord

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

hexachord (plural hexachords)

  1. (music) A series of six tones denoted with the syllables ut-re-mi-fa-sol-la separated by seconds, the only of which that is a minor second being mi-fa.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The above definition dates back to the theory of Guido of Arezzo (11th century)

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