tonality(redirected from Diatonic tonality)
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n. pl. to·nal·i·ties
a. A system or arrangement of seven tones built on a tonic key.
b. The arrangement of all the tones and chords of a composition in relation to a tonic.
2. The scheme or interrelation of the tones in a painting.
n, pl -ties
1. (Classical Music) music
a. the actual or implied presence of a musical key in a composition
b. the system of major and minor keys prevalent in Western music since the decline of modes. Compare atonality
2. (Art Terms) the overall scheme of colours and tones in a painting
to•nal•i•ty(toʊˈnæl ɪ ti)
n., pl. -ties.
a. the sum of relations, melodic and harmonic, existing between the tones of a scale or musical system.
b. a particular scale or system of tones; a key.
2. (in painting, graphics, etc.) the system of tones or tints, or the color scheme, of a picture.
3. the quality of tones.
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|Noun||1.||tonality - any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music|
musical notation - (music) notation used by musicians