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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
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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
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