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Major key   /mˈeɪdʒər ki/   Listen
Major key

A key whose harmony is based on the major scale.  Synonym: major mode.

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... key-signature may stand for either one of two keys, the major key, or its relative minor, hence in order to determine in what key a melody is one must note whether the tones are grouped about the major tonic DO or the minor tonic LA. In a harmonized composition it is almost always possible to determine the key by referring to the last bass note; if the final ...
— Music Notation and Terminology • Karl W. Gehrkens

Words linked to "Major key" :   key, tonality

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