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The Coplandesque fields of diatonic harmony in the orchestra are as open as the prairie skies.
Often, Cajun music is accompanied by the metal triangle for percussion, and the Cajun accordion is diatonic and works similarly to the harmonica.
There are musical instruments—like Louisiana’s diatonic accordion.
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DIATONIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of diatonic for English Language Learners
music : of or relating to a musical scale that has five whole steps and two semitones
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