tone row

tone row

noun Music.
a series of tones in which no tone is duplicated, and in which the tones generally recur in fixed sequence, with variations in rhythm and pitch, throughout a composition.


Origin:
1940–45

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tone row or tone series
 
n
music serialism See also twelve-tone Also called: note row a group of notes having a characteristic pattern or order that forms the basis of the musical material in a serial composition, esp one consisting of the twelve notes of the chromatic scale
 
tone series or tone series
 
n

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