with the Heptatonik (from the Greek one, as much means as „Siebentönigkeit “) are formed scales within a Oktave as scales from seven tones (with six intervals lying between them). If the intervals are excluding seconds, one speaks of a diatonischen scale.

To this group ofScales count also the Moll - and Dur - scales, which are in the western abendländischen music the most common scales.

If a heptatonische scale possesses Quinte and guidance clay/tone, then it is suitable to train functional-harmonious structures.

See also: Kinds of church clay/tone, cadence, Quintenzirkel


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