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retrograde inversion


A device used by composers that combines retrograde motion and inversion. It is analagous to writing a figure or theme upside down and backwards. This device is essential in twelve-tone music.

See Also

[English] retrograde
[English] retrograde motion
[English] crab motion
[German] Krebsgang
[Latin] cancrizans


Last Updated: 2016-06-07 14:23:28