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Harmonic Devices

  • tonic and dominant pedals
  • cycle of fifths
  • suspension
  • sequence
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Rhythmic/Melodic Devices

  • sequence
  • ostinato/riff
  • passing note
  • accented passing note
  • appoggiatura
  • acciacatura
  • chromatic appoggiatura
  • augmentation
  • diminution
  • polyrhythms
  • portamento
  • hemiola
  • suspension
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Tonality

  • modulations to the dominant major
  • dominant minor
  • subdominant
  • relative minor
  • major of the relative minor
  • tonic minor
  • modality
  • atonal
  • 12-note music
  • whole tone scale
  • bitonality
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C Major

  • No #
  • Relative Minor = A Minor
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G Major or F Major

G Major

  • 1 #
  • Relative Minor = E minor

F Major

  • 1 Flat
  • Relative Minor = D minor
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D Major or Bb Major

D Major

  • 2#
  • Relative Minor = B Minor

Bb Major

  • 2 Flats
  • Relative Minor = G minor
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A Major or Eb Major

A Major

  • 3#
  • Relative Minor = F# Minor

Eb Major

  • 3 Flats
  • Relative Minor = C Minor
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E Major or Ab Major

E Major

  • 4 #
  • Relative Minor = C# Minor

Ab Major

  • 4 Flats
  • Relative Minor = F Minor
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B Major or Db Major

B Major

  • 5#
  • Relative Minor = G# Minor

Db Major

  • 5 Flats
  • Relative Minor = Bb Minor
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