"Tr" - a traditional, usually academic definition or symbol
"Ex-" - example
A progression of chords giving an effect of closing a phrase
see Rhythmic Cell
A vertical, simultaneous array of notes. see Triad and Tetrad, often used to represent a specific sonority rather than a tonal function.
Each Tetrad has 4 distinct Chordal Functions, divided in 2 groups
The Primary Notes of the FRAME (the root and the fifth)
The COMMON TONE which is common to both chords of the progression
The PROPER TONE, the other note of the FRAME
The Secondary Notes
The MEDIAN (the third) which is placed inside the FRAME
and which determines the mode (major or minor) of the chord
The MOTRIX (the seventh or sixth) which is placed outside of the FRAME
and which determines the resolution-direction of the chord
A rhythmically and tonally structured series of chords, essential to Melo-harmony
A system of numbering, cataloguing the 9 progressions of the nucleus of a mode.
A kind of shorthand extensively used in American popular music, which we have extended in view of representing the true nature of each chord
(maintaining its original identity while depicting its various transformations)
All notes placed ouside of the diatonic Window
A Transformation in Harmony in which one (or several) member(s) of a chord are chromaticized (made sharper or flatter).
Related to Chrominicism.
The position of a note or chord on the Chrominic Scale.
Measurement scale for Chrominicism, used to quantify Chrominic Positions and relative sharpness and flatness with a measurement
unit of 1/84th of an octave
Qualitative Dimension in the World of Pitch (measured in notches of 1/84 of an octave). It is also a form of mini-chromaticism,
presented in Chrominicism. It is also described as a relative Temperature of notes and chords.
Chords in which the eventual disposition (after Transformations) is tighter and the sonority more discordant than in its original,
basic state. see Sonorities
Color is used extensively on this site to denote (1) smaller or larger rhythmic levels, (2) the 4 chordal functions in harmony,
(3) different forms of tuning.
The note common to both chords of a progression. see Chordal Function
See Melo-rhythmic box
The art of organizing sound and/or motion, in time, for later performance(s). See Improvising.
The art of organizing sound in the Music phenomenon.
1. Tr- The Subdominant chord 2. The chord next to the TONIC (in the Window), on the opposite side to that of the DOMINANT