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Ditonus (Lat., from Gk. ditonos).locked


The Interval equal to the sum of two whole tones, usually perceived as a major 3rd. The term is found mainly in ancient medieval treatises on music, though some modern writers use the word ‘ditone’ for the interval of a major 3rd in equal temperament. The pentatonic scale C–E–F–G–B–C (or any transposition thereof) is sometimes called the ‘ditonic scale’ because the largest interval in it (C–E and G–B) is the ...

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