TonalityGUIDE - basic tonal music theory and analysis for undergraduates
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Introduction to tonality More about the TonalityGUIDE analysis tool kit Clefs, note labels, intervals and transposition
chord identification understanding voice-leading style awareness

The ToolKIT, which is accessible from all pages of the site, outlines the three main analytical skills that aims to develop. It also links to a short introduction to the study of tonality as well as a reminder of some basics (note and interval labels, clefs and transpositions).

Basic Music Literacy
introduction note names intervals clefs transposition

This section reviews the basics of music literacy: standard names for notes and intervals as well as the clefs and transpositions used by various orchestral instruments.

Note names The functional note names plus the system used on TonalityGUIDE for identifying absolute pitches
Intervals A brief explanation of how and why you 'spell' different intervals, along with a table of the most common and their inversions
Clefs A list of common clefs and the instruments that they are associated with
Transposition A brief summary of transposition and transposing instruments

The Tonality GUIDE tonal music analysis tool kit
information and orientation as you browse around
chord identification
understanding voice-leading
style awareness

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