- noting those scales that contain five whole tones and two semitones, as the major, minor, and certain modal scales.
- of or relating to the tones, intervals, or harmonies of such scales.
- of, relating to, or based upon any scale of five tones and two semitones produced by playing the white keys of a keyboard instrument, esp the natural major or minor scales forming the basis of the key system in Western musicCompare chromatic (def. 2)
- not involving the sharpening or flattening of the notes of the major or minor scale nor the use of such notes as modified by accidentals