Murdoch University Research Repository

Welcome to the Murdoch University Research Repository

The Murdoch University Research Repository is an open access digital collection of research
created by Murdoch University staff, researchers and postgraduate students.

Learn more

Tonality

Prince, J.ORCID: 0000-0002-8267-9963 (2014) Tonality. In: Thompson, W.F., (ed.) Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia. SAGE Publications Inc..

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.4135/9781452283012.n395
*Subscription may be required

Abstract

Tonality, or musical key, is the central organizational principle of pitch in common-practice Western music. It provides a hierarchical arrangement of the 12 pitch classes per octave, such that individual pitch classes vary in their stability, both in a music-theoretical and ...

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Psychology
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/49567
Item Control Page Item Control Page