Difference between revisions of "Serial"

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== Related concepts ==
 
== Related concepts ==
*[[Tone row/note row]] ([[Advanced Higher]])
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*[[Tone row/note row]] (AH)
*[[Retrograde]] ([[Advanced Higher]])
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*[[Retrograde]] (AH)
*[[Inversion]] ([[Advanced Higher]])
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*[[Inversion]] (AH)
*[[Atonal]] ([[National 5]])
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*[[Atonal]] (N5 & N5 Tech)

Latest revision as of 15:46, 19 February 2017

Definition

A 20th-century method of musical composition invented by Schoenberg in which the 12 notes of the Chromatic scale are organised into a series or tone row. This row can be transposed, inverted or played in retrograde, and forms the material basis for an entire work or movement.

Examples


Variations for piano by Webern


A serial piece composed for piano by Schoenberg

Related concepts