TonalityGUIDE - Tonal music basic theory for Undergraduates
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Transposition
The fact that a piece in C major can be transposed into eleven different keys is an important part of the tonal system - unlike the whole-tone scale, for example, which only has two transpositions. In longer extracts of music than those dealt with here, varied transpositions of whole passages can play an important part of the musical structure.


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