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  Tonic (music) Information
The tonic is the first note of a musical scale, and in the tonal method of musical composition it is extremely important.
The tonic remains the same in these two different "modes," for a given key, whereas scale degrees such as the third degree and the sixth degree are altered in the minor scale.
A tonic may be considered a tonal center, while a pitch center functions referentially or contextually in an atonal context, often acting as axis or line of symmetry in an interval cycle (Samson 1977).
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  TONIC (MUSIC) : Encyclopedia Entry
The tonic is the first note of a musical scale, and in the tonal method of musical composition it is extremely important.
The tonic remains the same in these two different "modes," for a given key, whereas scale degrees such as the third degree and the sixth degree are altered in the minor scale.
A tonic may be considered a tonal center, while a pitch center functions referentially or contextually in an atonal context, often acting as axis or line of symmetry in an interval cycle (Samson 1977).
www.bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/Tonic_%28music%29   (277 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Tonic (music)
The tonic is the first note of a scale.
The tonic plays an important part in determining why music composed in a minor scale sounds different from music composed in a major scale.
The answer is not obvious, when one realises that each minor scale has the same key signature and hence same set of notes as a major scale.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/to/Tonic_(music)   (118 words)

  
 :: Tonic Sol-fa | A cappella Music | A cappella Vocal Harmony ::
Today, an a cappella quartet from the Twin Cities region, called Tonic Sol-fa, is determined to take this most traditional of all musical expressions and make it the next big thing.
In their ten years together, Tonic Sol-fa has established itself not only as the most in-demand vocal group in the Midwest, but also as one of the most successful independent acts in America.
Whereas previous a cappella groups have followed the traditional barbershop formula, Tonic Sol-fa has taken the a cappella musical artform to a new pop plateau, building a legion of loyal fans along the way with its solid material, pop arrangements, memorable performances and cutting edge stage presence.
www.tonicsolfa.com   (218 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Tonic (music)
The tonic is the first note of a musical scale, and in the tonal method of music composition it is extremely important.
The tonic remains the same in these two different "modes," for a given key, wheareas scale degrees such as the third degree and the sixth degree are altered in the minor scale.
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.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Pitch_center   (388 words)

  
  Tonic (music)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The tonic is the first note of a musical scale, and in the tonal method of music composition it is extremely important.
The triad formed on the tonic note, the tonic chord, is thus the most important chord.
The tonic remains the same in these two different " modes," for a given key, wheareas scale degrees such as the third degree and the sixth degree are altered in the minor scale.
www.wapipedia.org /wikipedia/mobiletopic.aspx?cur_title=Tonic_(music)   (206 words)

  
 tonic - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Tonic (music), in traditional Western music, the root note of a key.
The tonic is the central tone of a musical composition toward which all other...
Tonic spasm, or cramp, is characterized by an unusually prolonged...
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 Music Cognition Handbook: A Glossary of Concepts
In the case of music, it is common for people to form personal associations between some particular musical work with a specific past circumstance where the work was first (or frequently) encountered.
A musical term denoting an interval of pitch between two pitches whose frequencies are related in the approximate ratio of 2:1.
Musical works that are overtly programmatic in construction may be assumed to enhance or promote such a listening mode.
www.music-cog.ohio-state.edu /Music838/glossary.html   (12133 words)

  
 tonic - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Tonic spasm, or cramp, is characterized by an unusually prolonged and strong...
Harmony, in music, the combination of notes (or pitches) that sound simultaneously.
Believe me, it was a tonic for my inferiority complex which is so readily developed in Hollywood.
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 Tonality, Modality and Atonality
Arguably, music in major and minor keys is also modal, but due to the need to separate these categories, it is best to reserve the term "modality" for music that uses other modes.
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951), who believed that music was evolving necessarily and inevitably toward pantonality, where all tones are equalized in importance, tried to rush to what he believed to be its inexorable outcome and claim priority of the new "discovery" before Josef Hauer (1883-1959).
Composers of atonal music try to avoid all reminders of tonal music, evading major and minor chords (tertian chords in general), scales, keys, dominant functions, regular rhythms, repetition, etc. This means that atonality is psychoacoustical; i.e., it depends, at least partly, upon individual sensibilities and subjectivity.
solomonsmusic.net /tonality.htm   (1105 words)

  
 Tonic (music): Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
The tonic is the first note of a scale.
The tonic plays an important part in determining why music composed in a minor scale sounds different from music composed in a major scale.
The answer is not obvious, when one realises that each minor scale has the same key signature and hence same set of notes as a major scale.
www.encyclopedian.com /to/Tonic-(music).html   (140 words)

  
 Theory on the Web - Definitions
Music of this period and style functions in certain ways that best define our concept of tonal harmony.
Although music written outside this period (and some of the music written during this period) may not function completely according to the harmonic "rules" of tonal theory, it may have similar traits.
For example, scale degree seven usually resolves to tonic, and a V chord that proceeds to a I/i chord is said to have resolved.
www.smu.edu /totw/def.htm   (3141 words)

  
 D. Huron, An Ear for Music
The human experience of music engages the basic physiological and psychological systems related to "preparedness" or "readiness." In this chapter, we introduce four components of "readiness," and demonstrate how these systems influence the experience and organization of music.
As we will see, music influences the listener's state of arousal; music can be used like a sedative or tranquilizer or like a stimulant or pep-pill.
A lesser factor influencing tonic arousal is age; peak arousal levels are higher for children and gradually decline with increasing years.
www.music-cog.ohio-state.edu /Music838/course.notes/ear04.html   (2021 words)

  
 BlogBuzzLive.com | This may sound crazy but... I think there is a conspircy involving tonic music
Today I was very fortunate to see on TV something about tonic music that was fascinating.
I know that because of advancements in technologies and in our modern world tonic music will never be the same.
I was thinking about tonic music even when doing mundane things in the office and even after I got home.
www.blogbuzzlive.com /Yohan/tonicmusic.asp   (337 words)

  
 Tonic Gems - Pantonic Steel Orchestra - As you've never seen them before
Harsh realties of city life, coupled with brilliant determination and melodic genius fuel their rise, and find expression in their Caribbean-tinged music with a brutally honest and unapologetic edge - in an environment where the sound path of the future, is treaded in the present - by Pantonic Steel Orchestra.
Pantonic recording tracks live for Tonic Gems CD As an added bonus, 2005's "Action," the last winning panorama arrangement by the late legendary Master arranger Clive Bradley, as performed by Pantonic Steel Orchestra the Friday night before New York's panorama - is one of the treasures included on Tonic Gems.
The recording captures the power, greatness and beauty of the orchestra as almost 100 players execute and musically illustrate Bradley's masterpiece, which in itself demonstrates this master arranger's genius to discern, interpret and infuse the New York urban experience with the Caribbean genre.
www.pantonic.com /gems/promo2006.htm   (328 words)

  
 BlogExclusive.com | This may sound crazy but... I think there is a conspircy involving tonic music
The tonic music is not working for me anymore.
tonic music used to occupy a lot of my time and thoughts, but I will no longer give in to this madness.
There are some people out there that let tonic music become their whole life.
www.blogexclusive.com /TamMing/tonicmusic.asp   (277 words)

  
 t o n i c
Tonic is such a venue in the way it fosters experimentation, the intermixing of styles and genres and in its openness to a variety of types of musicians.
Tonic has been a platform for exchange and sharing since it opened in 1998, where music is redifined in the moment it is made, and experienced.
Tonic is a staple in the New York City music sceen and its survival is vital to the future of all experimentation and originality.
www.tonicnyc.com /index.cfm?&sk=F31032D5-BEE7-41BE-B016-1B96C1F65B3F&&idPage=68   (13762 words)

  
 John Curwen and Tonic Sol-fa
The Tonic Sol-fa method of teaching vocal music was codified by an English Congregational minister, the Reverend John Curwen (1816-1880) who drew upon a number of earlier European and English music teaching systems including an indigenous English music teaching method known as Norwich Sol-fa (Rainbow, 1967, pp.150-151).
It was this isolation from the mainstream of music printed in staff notation which was to lead to the eventual decline of tone sol-fa as a choral singing method.
The tonic sol-fa method was also officially adopted by educational authorities overseas, one of the earliest to do so being the Council of Education in the Australian colony of New South Wales in 1867 (Stevens, 1980, p.81).
education.deakin.edu.au /music_ed/history/curwen.html   (1082 words)

  
 Tag » Tonic
The tonic is the first note of a musical scale, and in the tonal method of...
More generally, the tonic is the pitch upon which all other pitches of a piece...
Tonic works exclusively with resources, a resource is simply a piece of data...
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 TONIC
In early February Tonic owners Melissa Caruso-Scott and husband John Scott realized one thing: If they could not come up with $100,000 in less than a month to repair wrecked plumbing and recover from surging rent their venue and second home would be closed.
I don't expect 95% of Tonic's music to show up in a place like Lincoln Center, maybe wait twenty or forty years for that, by which time Tonic will have moved on to something else that is cutting edge.
Tonic is an important venue because it has provided a platform for talented players to perform their undiluted musical vision.
www.xtrememusic.org /features/tonic.html   (2499 words)

  
 Tonic and Dominant Triads
This is because tonic and dominant chords form the basic backbone of much of what we call 'tonal music'.
An accidental is a sharp or flat symbol placed in the music that does not normally belong to the given key.
Any teacher or student of music may reproduce these pages in print, without electronic reformatting, provided that each lesson or other resource copied from the EMT site has this copyright notice attached.The material may not be placed on any other server.
musictheory.halifax.ns.ca /15tdt.html   (940 words)

  
 Bansuri Flutes by Sri BansuriJeff from Buckingham Music
The Bansuri with its pastoral association and the chosen instrument of Lord Krishna, is one of the oldest musical instruments of India: it is mentioned in the Vedas and is depicted in the Buddhist art of 2,000 years ago.
Although the Bansuri is among the most ancient musical instruments of India, its status as a concert instrument for north Indian classical music is a relatively recent phenomenon.
A seven finger hole bansuri in the narrow bore with the tonic G is the bamboo flute most similar to the western instrument.
www.buckinghammusic.com /bansuri/bansuri.html   (1327 words)

  
 brooklynvegan: Tonic (NYC music venue) is closing
That’s about the only thing that can be said to the news that Tonic, one of the city’s most popular small clubs—to musicians and fans alike—will be closing next month, with the last night of music being lucky Friday the 13th.
Tonic was like that for me, except it was a venue, not a song.
Tonic has been in trouble for many years and for many reasons, not the least of which is the state of the creaky building in which it's housed.
www.brooklynvegan.com /archives/2007/03/tonic_nyc_music.html   (2612 words)

  
 Metroactive Music | Tonic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It would be a little mean-spirited and maybe wrong to dismiss the bicoastal outfit Tonic as so much bad company running with the pack of Led Zep-influenced guitar bands.
At this point, Tonic's identity is dictated by Hart's '60s and '70s-influenced lyrical bent, which happens to dovetail nicely with Russo's predilection for Bad Company.
Whether Tonic can let go of the past remains to be heard.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/09.05.96/tonic-9636.html   (287 words)

  
 Tonic Creates Music for Television and Film
At that time, audio in the Big Apple had taken a big hit due to the long strike, a declining economy and a gradual migration of work away from the more expensive city centers to other regions of the country — and even north across the border.
Although the broadcast community has taken a bit longer to catch on to surround sound mixing, the kind of episodic work that Fish composes for on a regular basis is all being aired in 5.1, and Tonic is a huge beneficiary of the change in format.
Tonic is a creative music house that also does post, and that's perfect for me. I'm very interested in the relationship of sound to picture and color.
mixonline.com /mag/audio_tonic_audio_soul/index.html   (1729 words)

  
 t o n i c
Tonic no longer exists at 107 Norfolk Street - see our open letter below - but we will be back in some form as soon as possible.
While this is certainly the end of Tonic at 107 Norfolk Street, we remain committed to what Tonic represents and plan to try again in some form as soon as possible.
In the interim, Tonic will make efforts to present new music in existing venues such as the Abron's Arts Center located just a few blocks away.
www.tonicnyc.com   (509 words)

  
 [smt-list] re: music/syntax/tonic/etc.
There was an article some years ago in _Music Perception_ titled "Spun Steel and Stardust" that investigated why audiences rejected "contemporary" music, and the suggested conclusion was not that dissonance per se in a piece turned people off but rather whether a piece lacked recognizable syntactic elements.
Radically atonal music seems to appeal to mass audiences just fine-n-dandy in, say, horror or other s-f movie settings; and, e.g., Penderecki pulled out all the available stops of atonal compositional technique in his _St.
Yet I've also heard *many* more stories of people who felt decidedly pressured to conform to some sort of serial or other atonal orthodoxy if they wanted to get their music heard; and I've personally experienced a continuing "only atonal, and especially muy mucho complex atonal, is worthwhile" mindset in some quarters.
societymusictheory.org /pipermail/smt-talk/2004-July/002107.html   (979 words)

  
 [smt-list] re: music/syntax/tonic/etc.
There was an article some years ago in _Music Perception_ titled "Spun Steel and Stardust" that investigated why audiences rejected "contemporary" music, and the suggested conclusion was not that dissonance per se in a piece turned people off but rather whether a piece lacked recognizable syntactic elements.
Radically atonal music seems to appeal to mass audiences just fine-n-dandy in, say, horror or other s-f movie settings; and, e.g., Penderecki pulled out all the available stops of atonal compositional technique in his _St.
I've also heard anecdotal evidence from people, ahh, beyond the reach of the so-called "Yale-Princeton Axis" that neotonal music was alive and well in other parts of the U.S., if not the rest of the world, during that time.
www.societymusictheory.org:16080 /pipermail/smt-talk/2004-July/002107.html   (979 words)

  
 Ink 19 :: Tonic
Even with the great weather, accessible venue and free admission, it did not appear to be as crowded as I thought it would be.
Tonic's music is best characterized as very tender and full of emotion.
Even though Jeff Russo swings a Les Paul, the electric guitar is not central to the music.
www.ink19.com /issues/july2001/liveInk/tonic.html   (467 words)

  
 TheOnlineMusicSource.com
Hart and Russo formed Tonic in 1994 in Los Angeles, but it wasn't until bassist Lavery joined the band's tour in 1996 that the true creative vision of Tonic took shape.
TONIC took the music industry by storm in 1997 with "Lemon Parade," one of the most impressive debut releases in recent history.
Tonic, they are the band to watch out for - new music, with a rich history, that's made to last.
www.theonlinemusicsource.com /tonic.html   (2249 words)

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