in medieval music, a diatonic scale of six tones, with a semitone between the third and the fourth
Origin of hexachord; from Classical Latin hexachordos, having six musical strings or stops ; from Gr: see hexa- and amp; chord
A sequence of six tones with a semitone in the middle, the others being whole tones, that was used in medieval music.
Origin of hexachordMedieval Latin hexachordum, from Latin hexachordos, having six strings or stops : Greek hexa-, hexa- + Greek -khordos, string, note (from khord&emacron;; see cord).
- (music) A series of six tones denoted with the syllables ut-re-mi-fa-sol-la separated by seconds, the only of which that is a minor second being mi-fa.
- The above definition dates back to the theory of Guido of Arezzo (11th century)