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In musical theory, a tetrachord is a series of four diatonic tones encompassing the interval of a perfect fourth.

Two similar tetrachords, a tone apart, form the diatonic major scale.

In musical set theory, a tetrachord is a collection of four pitch classes, often one of the three ordered tetrachords in a tone row or set form. Tetrachords may be used to create derived rows and invariance.

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