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Music Theory For Songwriting 101: Understanding the Tonic

Aug 03, 2023

In this video, we're talking about a fundamental concept of music theory you probably don't understand.

And that's the incredible importance of the tonic in creating the sound of a key or mode. No, just a subset of notes does NOT make a key or mode's sound. In fact, relative major and minor keys share the exact same set of notes; the only difference is the tonic! This is an important music theory concept to know for songwriters. So let's talk through some music theory for songwriting 101: Understanding the Tonic.

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