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retrograde inversion


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  • n. A technique where the composer will take the inversion of the tone row, and write that backwards, thus creating a retrograded inversion of the original note row.
  • n. a composition technique where the composer inverts the retrograde of a melody or makes the retrograde of the inversion of the melody, using only notes in the same key as the original melody


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