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Definition for: Tonic

The root note of a scale. This note is the most important for chord progressions and melodies because it is the characteristic note of the key. It provides resolution, and it can be played before any other note in the scale without sounding unusual.

2 Tutorials Found For: Tonic

info title style difficulty instructor
classical Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
rock Douglas Showalter Douglas Showalter