tonality

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Related to Functional tonality: tonal system, Major-minor tonality
  • noun

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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The Nazis had thus fairly little interest in telling the composer how to compose; although they rejected the l'art pour l'art aesthetic, they specified his social role as one of promoting a sense of community (in not terribly precisely defined terms) through music, and regarded functional tonality as a "musical image of community" (p.
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