The key tone, or first tone of any scale.
The note or chord on the first degree of a diatonic scale. Often marked with the Roman numeral I.
The initial scale degree or the triad built on it, thus the most important member. The tonic pitch of a C-major scale is C. The tonic triad in C-major is the C-major triad. (See also dominant .)
The first note of a scale, and thus the central note in a key. It is the tone to which all others are related.
The root or key note of a scale or chord.
(1) The first degree, or central note, of the diatonic scale; (2) the triad built on this degree; (3) the key oriented around this degree. total serialist The application of serial techniques to all aspects of musical style.
The fundamental note of a diatonic scale -this note decides the key ofthe piece
The first note of a scale (the tonic or keynote "do"), which serves as the home base around which the other pitches revolve and to which they ultimately gravitate. This melody begins and ends on the first note of the scale, the tonic, and revolves around this pitch, providing a strong sense of a home base (tonality). Example: Beethoven, Symphony No. 9, fourth movement, "Ode to Joy" Real Audio: 28K | 56K | About this album
the first pitch of a diatonic scale
(music) the first note of a diatonic scale
employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words; "Chinese is a tonal language"
relating to or being the keynote of a major or minor scale; "tonic harmony"
The primary note of the key (in A major, tonic is A). The first degree of the scale and the chord built on that degree.
The defining note of a scale or key center
The first note of a scale; a chord built on the first note of a scale.
the first tone or key tone of any scale
the primary pitch which functions as the focal point or primary center of a key in tonal music. This is the pitch class that is specified in the key (i.e. A Major, "A" is the tonic pitch). It also is used to refer to the triad built on the first scale degree. The tonic triad may progress to any other chord within a key.
The key note of a key; the first degree of the diatonic scale.
the home chord of a key. For example, in C major, the tonic chord is C major (C-E-G). Tonic can also refer to the root of the chord. In the same example, the tonic pitch would be C.
The key center, or foundation of, a scale or melody.
The first note of a scale (the tonic or keynote do), which serves as the home base around which the other pitches revolve and to which they ultimately gravitate. Example: Beethoven, Symphony No.9, fourth movement, "Ode to Joy" Real Audio: 28k | 56k | About this album This melody begins and ends on the first note of the scale, the tonic, and revolves around this pitch, providing a strong sense of a home base (tonality).
The note on which the major scale is based. The major chord built on the tonic, designated I, is the eventual goal of any song.
Medicinal liquid to be consumed before, during, or after a performance. ( Diatonic: This is what happens to some musicians.)
The first scale degree in the Western major and minor scales. The pitch in a scale that sounds most stable or closed.
The first note in a scale. (See Root)
the first degree of the scale [I
The keynote of a piece of music. The tone that is felt to be a point of rest. Music often concludes on this note for a feeling of completeness.
The "home" note, or chord, of a key or scale - the "mice" in "Three Blind Mice" is the tonic note, and the tonic chord is where the vast majority of songs end unless they're fading out.
The first note of a scale, or the chord built upon that note.
The tonic is the first note of a musical scale, and in the tonal method of musical composition it is extremely important. The triad formed on the tonic note, the tonic chord, is thus the most important chord. More generally, the tonic is the pitch upon which all other pitches of a piece are hierarchically centered.