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TONALITY example #2 CHROMATIC: Yuja Wang plays the Flight of the Bumble-Bee (Vol du Bourdon)

Watch another great Yuja Wang concert here: http://www.medici.tv/#!/yuja-wang-schumann-scriabin-prokofiev Watch all our concerts from the Verbier Festival he... Chromatic scale - all the black and white notes.

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TONALITY: Chromatic and then Blues: Henry Mancini, "Pink Panther Theme"

The piece starts with chromatic ascending and then descending riffs. The melody uses chromatic runs but due to the fact that this piece is in 'popular music' culture it is hard to recognise the tonality for some listeners.

at 0:45 it changes into a BLUES SCALE tonality

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TONALITY: MINOR - Edvard Grieg, In the Hall of the Mountain King from "Peer Gynt"

Edvard Grieg Peer Gynt, Op.46 In the Hall of the Mountain King Hallé Orchestra Director Sir John Barbirolli...

The tonality (or flavour) of this piece is in a MINOR key. PART A of the melody from 0:00 until 0:27 is Minor, Part B of the melody starts at 0:28 and although it is using a major tonality it still touches on the minor notes of the scale.

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TONALITY: 20th CENTURY: Beetlejuice - Main title by Danny elfman

A characteristic of Danny Elfman's music (he also wrote the Simpsons and the later Batman Theme) is his ability to mix in many different elements of tonality and also tone colours. in this piece there is almost every tonality mashed in together.

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TONALITY: Major key - E.Grieg Peer Gynt Suite no.1, Op 46 no.1, Morning Mood

Morning Mood, Peer Gynt Suite, no.1, Op no.1, Morning Prelude (Edvard Hagerup Grieg, 1843-190, Bergen, Norway) by National Philharmonic Orchestra Prague. Edv...

This piece starts in a major key and bridges into minor tonality here and there but it is essentially a MAJOR key work.

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