Flashcards - Elements of Tone

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tonality

A musical system that arranges pitches or chords to induce a hierarchy of perceived relations, stabilities, and attractions

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scale

A specific arrangement of notes, often associated with a certain tonality.

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scale

A specific arrangement of notes, often associated with a certain tonality.

tonality

A musical system that arranges pitches or chords to induce a hierarchy of perceived relations, stabilities, and attractions

atonal music
Atonality in its broadest sense is music that lacks a tonal center, or key
chromatic scale
The chromatic scale is a musical scale with twelve pitches, each a semitone above or below another
overtone
An overtone is any frequency greater than the fundamental frequency of a sound

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