Yet I have to say that its rigorous and intransigent atonal style with a preponderance of chromatic note clusters and major seventh and minor ninth intervals now seems outworn, its initial impact long dissipated.
But when chromatic lights or colouring substances are mixed the eye sees only one colour and does not analyse out the components.
If the reduction of chromatic processing is due to postreceptoral colour mechanisms, we should expect age-related deficits in this task.
Campbell and company received the honour for their article ‘Multifocal lenses compensate for chromatic defocus in vertebrate eyes,’ which was first published in 1999.
I tried to envisage changing the traditional pentatonic scale to a 12-tone chromatic scale.
Perhaps the most solemn instrument is a full set of 65 chromatic bronze bells that date back 2,500 years.
Below is the chromatic scale, both ascending and descending.
The record was by a group that has since faded into obscurity, The Harmonicats, three Chicagoans who played chromatic harmonicas.
Though you hardly notice it, the melody, beginning with its hook, is highly chromatic , and the harmony constantly mixes the major and minor modes in a way surprisingly reminiscent of Schumann or Brahms.
The nineteenth century added some mechanics to the beast to allow it some ability to play sharps and flats and to modulate, but it's still not a chromatic instrument, and since at least Wagner, music sings mainly chromatically.