Definitions

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  • adj. Containing eight notes.

Etymologies

octa- +‎ tonic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Of course, if any music writer wants to start saying things like "This band goes in-between using blues and octatonic scales for melodies while using a bitonal harmonic structure" they've probably lost their job right then, only like ten music geeks will love that writer and everyone else will stop reading.

    Tunes For Thought

  • Strausbaugh enjoys setting memorable melodies against more challenging modern harmonic language; his concerto will employ an octatonic, or eight-tone, scale and augmented sounds that widen typical harmonic intervals.

    columbiatribune.com stories

  • Examples of this are the whole-tone and octatonic scales.

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