great scale

noun

Definition of great scale

: the scale ascribed to Guido d'Arezzo that includes the seven hexachords and all notes recognized in medieval church music, its notes being named by letters combined with the syllables of the successive hexachords (as Gamma ut, A re, B mi, C fa ut) — compare solmization

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“Great scale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/great%20scale. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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