tonality

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Synonyms for tonality

a sound of distinct pitch and quality

Synonyms for tonality

any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music

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Morris Pert's "Corona" is an energetic early advanced piece that features post-minimalist characteristics of steady, repetitive motives and diatonic tonality in a fiery setting.
To take one example, Sullivan suggests that a C[sharp] in "Eleanor Rigby" suggests the Dorian mode on E, recalling the "old" modes of Europe before the advent of diatonic tonality.