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- adj. Containing eight notes.
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.
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.
Examples of this are the whole-tone and octatonic scales.