Fullscreen
Print

tonic

(1) The keynote of any scale. The ground tone? or basis of a scale or key. (2) The key-chord in which a piece is written, and with which it concludes. (Stainer, John; Barrett, W.A.; A Dictionary of Musical Terms; Novello, Ewer and Co., London, pre-1900)

The subdominant, or lowest chord in the key - F, A, C, is the natural product of the first combination of the three primary ratios (2,3 ,5). Their second combination develops the tonic or middle chord C, E, G. The third combination develops the dominant or highest chord G, B, D.

keynote or root of F
F A C subdominant
C E G Tonic
G B D Dominant
The Scientific Basis and Build of Music (external link)

The center fifth of a key-system composed of three fifths. The Scientific Basis and Build of Music (external link)

A letter system of notation. Many attempts have from time to time been made to produce a simpler notation than the stave?, clefs, signature, etc. of the so-called "Old Notation". (Stainer, John; Barrett, W.A.; A Dictionary of Musical Terms; Novello, Ewer and Co., London, pre-1900)

See Also

Diatonic
Fundamental
Keynote
Subtonic
Supertonic


Page last modified on Friday 24 of December, 2010 04:59:34 MST

Search Wiki PageName

Recently visited pages