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Pitch - Tonality

HSC Pitch Tonality

TermDefinition
PITCH refers to the relative highness and lowness of sounds
Tonality the way notes are arranged by a composer, usually based on a scale or mode
Tonal Centre the note or tone that the scale and the piece are based on
Diatonic refers to the major or minor scales used in the music.
Major tonality Tonality based on the major scale
Minor tonality Tonality based on the minor scale
Pentatonic Based on a five note scale
Modal tonality Based on scales called modes - originally from the medieval period
Chromatic scale Scale based entirely on semitones
microtone Interval that is smaller than a semitone
Whole tone scale Scale based on equal steps of whole tones
Atonal A piece with no tonal centre
World music Music outside of the western tradition
key The note that the scale is based upon
modulation A change in key in the middle of a piece of music
Created by: c.deAndrade