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CHROMATIC HARMONY
If music is purely diatonic, it does not include accidentals that vary from the scale on which the music is based (other than the harmonic and melodic forms of the minor scale). Most tonal music is considered diatonic, even though it may contain melodic and harmonic elements from outside the key (chromaticism).

The chromatic harmony explored on this site deals with how elements from outside a given key relate to those within the key. It is the discovery and enjoyment of “foreign” harmonies and how such devices “work.” It is the investigation of a vast wealth of creative opportunities that are simply unavailable in
strictly diatonic contexts, as well as the exploration of multiple methods of modulating from key to key.