Closely Related Key

Closely Related Key

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In music, a closely related key is one sharing many common tones with an original key, as opposed to a distantly related key (or "close key" and "distant key"). In music harmony, such a key shares all, or all except one, pitches with a key with which it is being compared, and is adjacent to it on the circle of fifths and its relative majors or minors. Such keys are the most commonly used destinations or transpositions in a modulation, because of their strong structural links with the home key. Distant keys may be reached sequentially through closely related keys by chain modulation, for example C to G to D or C to C minor to E major. For example, "One principle that every composer of Haydn's day kept in mind was over-all unity of tonality. No piece dared wander too far from its tonic key, and no piece in a four-movement form dared to present a tonality not closely related to the key of the whole series."show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135800272
  • 9786135800272