Some modern theories of tonality

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The traditional major-minor tonality and the means for its establishment have been developed and used for the last four centuries, until all the possibilities of musical ideas within the given frame of tonal coherence seem now to be exhausted. Today we see a violent change, affecting the basic vocabulary of music as well as musical grammar and syntax. The possibilities of the major-minor tonality seem to be overgrown and appear to be no longer sufficiently flexible to serve the creative spirit of present-day music as basis for musical expression.

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Robert, Dorothy January 1946.

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The traditional major-minor tonality and the means for its establishment have been developed and used for the last four centuries, until all the possibilities of musical ideas within the given frame of tonal coherence seem now to be exhausted. Today we see a violent change, affecting the basic vocabulary of music as well as musical grammar and syntax. The possibilities of the major-minor tonality seem to be overgrown and appear to be no longer sufficiently flexible to serve the creative spirit of present-day music as basis for musical expression.

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Robert, Dorothy. Some modern theories of tonality, thesis or dissertation, January 1946; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc935789/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .