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  Dominant (music) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
For example, in the C major scale (white keys on a piano, starting with C), the dominant is the note G; and the dominant chord uses the notes G, B, and D. In music theory, the dominant chord in its root position is symbolized with the Roman numeral V if major and v if minor.
A cadential dominant chord followed by a tonic chord (the chord of the key of the piece) produces an authentic cadence.
Modulation into the dominant key often creates a sense of increased tension; as opposed to modulation into subdominant (fourth note of the scale), which creates a sense of musical relaxation (because the tonic key is the dominant of its subdominant key: in F major, the dominant is C).
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 Encyclopedia: Dominant (music)
Music theory is a field of study that describes the elements of music and includes the development and application of methods for analyzing and composing music, and the interrelationship between the notation of music and performance practice.
Called the Dominant Seventh because its intervallic relationships occur naturally in the seventh chord built on the dominant scale degree of a given key, the dominant seventh chord was the first to begin to appear regularly in Western music.
A drum is a musical instrument of percussion, consisting either of a hollow cylinder, over each end of which is stretched a piece of skin or vellum, to be beaten with a stick; or of a metallic hemisphere (as in a kettledrum) with a single piece of skin to be so beaten.
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 Dominant (music)
In music, the dominant is the fifth degree of the scale.
For example, in the C major scale (white keys on a piano), the dominant is the note G; and the dominant chord uses the notes G, B, and D. In music theory, the dominant chord in its root position is symbolized with the Roman numeral V if major and v if minor.
Modulation into the dominant key often creates a sense of increased tension; as opposed to modulation into subdominant (fourth note of the scale), which creates a sense of musical relaxation.
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 Subdominant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In music, the subdominant is the technical name for the fourth tonal degree of the diatonic scale.
In the C major scale (white keys on a piano), the subdominant is the note F; and the subdominant chord uses the notes F, A, and C. In music theory, the subdominant chord is symbolized with the Roman numeral IV if major and iv if minor.
The subdominant diatonic function acts as a dominant preparation and in theories after Hugo Riemann is considered to balance the dominant around the tonic.
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 Mathematics of musical scales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A musical scale is a discrete set of pitches used in making or describing music.
Below is a typical example of a 5-limit justly tuned scale, one of the scales Johannes Kepler presents in his Harmonice mundi or Harmonics of the World of 1619, in connection with planetary motion.
Western common practice music usually cannot be played in just intonation, even when it is confined to a single key.
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 Encyclopedia topic: Dominant (music)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In music, the dominant is the fifth (The musical interval between one note and another five notes away from it) degree of the scale (An ordered reference standard).
A cadential (additional info and facts about cadential) dominant chord followed by a tonic (Lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine) chord (the chord of the key of the piece) produces an authentic cadence (additional info and facts about authentic cadence).
For use of the term "dominant" as a reciting tone (additional info and facts about reciting tone) in Gregorian chant (A liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church), see church modes.
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 Secondary dominant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Of these chords, V (G major) is said to be the dominant of C major (the dominant of any chord is the one whose root is a fifth higher).
Secondary dominants are normally major chords, not minor; thus, the secondary dominant of VI in C major is considered to be E major, not E minor.
This is similar to the general pattern of music wherein the simple chord V is often followed by I. The tonic is said to "resolve" the slight dissonance created by the dominant.
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 Music Glossary [M.Tevfik Dorak]
In contrapuntal music, four devices of repetition are used: Ostinato: repetition in the same part at the same pitch; Sequence: repetition in the same part at a different pitch; Stimmtausch: repetition in a different part at the same pitch; Imitation: repetition in a different part at a different pitch.
In the exposition, two musical ideas are presented: the first subject (in tonic) and the second subject (in dominant/relative major) linked with a ‘bridging passage’ and a closing group at the end.
Their music was passed down orally and it is all about chivalric ideals of the period (courtly love and the idealization of women).
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 The Dominant Seventh and Augmented Sixth Discords
This chord is spelt 1 - 3 - (5) -
It is possible for secondary dominants to resolve to non-diatonic chords, and for the secondary tonality of which this dominant is a diatonic chord to be extended.
The dominant seventh is spelt 1 - 3 - (5) -
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 Early Japanese Music
The musical life of the T'ang court was extremely varied and multicultural; a formal set of rules, called the "Ten Styles of Music" governed the hierarchy and use of Chinese and foreign musical styles in court.
Movement is the basis of music in that music gives sound to the movement of the body—it's not overly simplistic to say that music is the sound of the human body in motion.
Music theory was housed in an official Imperial department, the gagaku department, that had as its task the formal training of gagaku musicians.
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 Subtonic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In music, the subtonic is the lowered seventh degree of the scale, as opposed to the leading tone.
For example, in the A minor scale (white keys on a piano), the subtonic is the note G (in C this would be Bb); and the subtonic chord uses the notes G, B, and D (in C: BbDF).
In music theory, the subtonic chord is symbolized with the Roman numeral bVII if major or bvii if minor.
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 Genre and recalcitrance. Country music's move uptown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Country music, before during and after the 1950s, was consciously created by people, not forces, and their beliefs about the nature and implications of change in the music was what ultimately transformed it.
The specter of country music being obliterated, unless it cloaked itself in the dominant music, pop music, is still invoked in Nashville today to explain the abandoning of honky-tonk instrumentation in the 1950s.
Honky-tonk music is the music of the exile, of the man who comes to the city, and watches as his dreams are shattered by the neon lights, taverns and estrangement of city streets.
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 Oberlin College Course Catalog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A course in 18th- and early 19th-century musical form, as manifested in the string quartets of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert.
Included will be a comparison of two contrasting modes of musical behavior: music that evolved out of an orientation toward the rational-mathematical/ technological ("Modernism"); and music directed by those forces we speak of as irrational or intuitive ("Postmodernism").
An analytical course on the music of Igor Stravinsky.
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 Search Results for dominant - Encyclopædia Britannica
in music, fifth tone of the diatonic scale (which has five whole tones and two semitones), e.g., G in the scale of C. In the tonality of Western music of the 17th to 19th century, the dominant was...
The definition of the native American Indian musical style is complicated by variety between tribes and within tribal repertoires.
It is from myths of this sort and their dominant themes that theological and philosophical speculation have been developed in the...
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 THE ROLE OF MUSEUMS AND HERITAGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The folk music drew on several strands: the music of the Pocomania church, the fife and drum music of the Jonkanoo masquerades, the adaptation of the European quadrille and the plantation work songs.
From the late 19th century until the 1930s the dominant music was mento, which was particularly popular in the rural areas.
Reggae music, in essence, is a synthesis of the earlier forms of Jamaican popular music, mento, ska, and rocksteady.
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 Degree (music) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In music theory, a scale degree is the name of a particular note of a scale in relation to the tonic (the first note in the scale).
in English, by the names tonic, supertonic, mediant, subdominant, dominant, submediant, (subtonic or leading tone).
Subtonic is used when the interval between it and the tonic in the upper octave is a whole step; leading tone when that interval is a half step.
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The basic modulation technique is to use a chord that is part of the 2 scales as a pivot.
Usually in the classic area the modulation is to a close key like the key of the dominant or the parallel minor.
The half cadence creates a very defined articulation on the dominant degree (and a preparation to secondary Theme of the movement which is in the key of D-major).
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 MTMW 2000
The analyses raise a larger issue: even if an initial dominant arrival is accented prominently, it may not be appropriate to connect it analytically to a subsequent dominant function.
Using the example of Ligeti's micropolyphonic music and recent research on cognitive metaphor, I will argue that to "hear the sounds as music" is never restricted to parsing a work's concrete, self-referential details, but relies on the necessary mediation of metaphor.
Messiaen's music challenges the listener and the analyst to think of rhythm and musical time in a new way, as a dimension that can be cyclical and recursive rather than merely unidirectional.
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 Dolmetsch Online - Music Theory Online - Key Centres
Music where the chords move too quickly to establish a sense of key can, instead, could use the 'harmonic' associations of scale passages to provide an alternative means of establishing a sense of 'key'.
A functioning dominant seventh, which because of the dissonant 'tritone' between the major third and minor seventh, wants to resolve to a tonic chord, may be replaced with a dominant seventh chord with its root a diminished fifth, a 'tritone', away.
Indeed, all functioning secondary dominants and dominant sevenths in minor keys, that resolve to their tonic, may undergo 'flat five substitution' which leads to the characteristic falling chromatic bassline.
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 MTV AS THE DOMINANT MUSIC VIDEO OUTLET. Free term papers for college, book reports and research papers. Welcome to Need ...
Music Television, a basic cable service known by its acronym MTV, remains the dominant music video outlet utilizing effective marketing and competitive business practices throughout its nineteen year history.
Music videos, song length visual depictions used in the promotion of a musical act's latest release, were already popular on European television since the mid 1970s.
The strategy on the part of WASEC executives would be to create a second music video outlet of their own to combat Tuner's plans; they figured if cable operators had capacity for a second music video channel, it would be MTV and not Turner that would give it to them.
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 Rap music --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
In the West, since the 1950s, “pop” music has come to mean the constantly changing styles derived from the electronically amplified music form known as rock and roll.
Native music is centred around the wedding festivals, while Western influences have encouraged Comorian musicians and bands to blend traditional music with contemporary blues, reggae, and rap music.
Rap music, which consists of rhymes recited in rhythm by speakers who function as vocalists, was developed during this period by artists such as Run-D.M.C. Many rap recordings used drum-machine patterns to accompany rapping.
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 dancehall music --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Music from the classical age—the Western historical period of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven—is classical music.
In the West it has come to be a synonym for art music in contrast to popular and folk musics and is used here in...
Originally known as hillbilly or mountain music, country music grew from the folk music that was brought to North America by Anglo-Celtic settlers in the 1700s and 1800s.
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 Definition of Tonic (music)
Consequently, the tonic plays an important part in determining why music composed in a minor scale sounds different from music composed in a major scale.
A tonic may be considered a tonal center, while a pitch center functions referentially in an atonal context, of acting as axis or line of symmetry in an interval cycle (Samson 1977).
Music in Transition: A Study of Tonal Expansion and Atonality, 1900-1920.
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 Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Music majors are prepared for future endeavors in performance, education, composition, arrangement, or business.
The Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.) degree, with a major in music education, which is designed to satisfy certification requirements to teach music in grade K-12 in Florida and most other states.
Music students regularly perform in a variety of musical organizations and in recital formats required by their curricula.
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