12-tone system

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Twelve-tone music, 12-tone music, twelve-tone system, 12-tone system

Definition

  • a type of serial music introduced by Arnold Schoenberg; uses a tone row formed by the twelve semitones of the chromatic scale (and inverted or backward versions of the row)

Synonyms

  • twelve-tone music
  • 12-tone music
  • twelve-tone system
  • 12-tone system

Hypernyms

  • serialism, serial music: 20th century music that uses a definite order of notes as a thematic basis for a musical composition

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