Finding the tonic of a melody is the first step to transcribing, solfa and understanding musical form. Minor keys add a few twists and turns to the process.
The tonic rules, or does it? Sometimes, even when we know the tonic the notes don’t “fit”. Key changes, alien notes, and modes may be behind the madness.
The tonic gives us the key and chords of a song for playing by ear, solfa, and transcription. But what happens when the actual notes in the song don’t fit?
Follow along with our all-in-one guide to learn how this master tool can help you play music, understand theory, and even write a masterpiece.
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