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AP Music Theory. Chapter 2 – Part 3. Tonality. Organized system of tones in which one tone (the TONIC) becomes the central point to which the other tones are related. Another word: tonal center. Key. Tonal system based on the major and minor scales. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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AP Music Theory

AP Music TheoryChapter 2 Part 3

TonalityOrganized system of tones in which one tone (the TONIC) becomes the central point to which the other tones are related. Another word: tonal center.

KeyTonal system based on the major and minor scales. However, tonality can be present scales other than major and minor.

Pentatonic Scales5-tone scaleA gapped scale, one that contains intervals of more than a step between adjacent pitches. Incomplete major scaleThe sequence of black keys on the keyboard coincides with the interval relationship of the pentatonic scale. Pentatonic Scales

Non-Diatonic ScalesChromatic Scale is a nondiatonic scale consisting entirely of half-step intervals. Has no tonic. Each note equidistant from the next.

CHROMATIC SCALE

WHOLE TONE SCALESix-tone scale made up entirely of whole steps.

BLUES SCALEChromatic variant of the major scale with a flat 3rd and a flat 7th.

Homeworkwww.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-scale/xy6byyfgneb20 minutes print or email screen shots. Link is also posted on my AP Theory home page.Read pages of text 44-47.

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