Tonal Colors Simplified

A lot of music music theory is best derived from
actual practice, by using the ear. If we observe
closely what is happening when we listen to music
we can garner great insight.


Tonality is no different. Our ears just tend to
arrange things in a certain way. We tend to hear
sets of musical notes (music) in relation to a
“Tonic” note. This all relates to the idea of

It also relates to color in a purely tonal sense.
We tend to hear certain collections of notes as
dark, and others as bright.

The quickest way to relate this to something that
makes any kind of sense is to relate it back to
the seven modes.

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