Definition of Tonal system
1. Noun. The system of tones used in a particular language or dialect of a tone language.
Group relationships: Tonal Language, Tone Language
Generic synonyms: Phonologic System, Phonological System
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Literary usage of Tonal system
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1. A Budget of Paradoxes by Augustus De Morgan (1915)
"THE tonal system. Project of a new system of arithmetic, weight, measure, and coins, proposed to be called the tonal system, with sixteen to the base. ..."
2. Dwight's Journal of Music: A Paper of Art and Literature by John Sullivan Dwight (1880)
"The new tonal system gave music a power of expression hitherto unknown and ... The essential difference between this tonal system of ours and the old ..."
3. How to Understand Music: A Concise Course in Musical Intelligence and Taste by William Smythe Babcock Mathews (1888)
"THE tonal system AND TEMPERAMENT HISTORICALLY AND MATHEMATICALLY CONSIDERED. The selection of certain gradations of pitch as forming of right the musical ..."
4. Outlines of Psychology by Wilhelm Max Wundt, Charles Hubbard Judd (1897)
"Thus, the tonal system is one-dimensional. The ordinary color-system, which includes the colors and their transitional qualities to white, ..."
5. On the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological Basis for the Theory of Music by Hermann von Helmholtz (1895)
"The further development of the European tonal system is due to the cultivation of harmony, which will occupy us in the next chapter. ..."
6. On the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological Basis for the Theory of Music by Hermann von Helmholtz (1912)
"We have seen that the most ancient theory made tonal system consist of series of ... The further development of the European tonal system is due to the ..."
7. The Popular Science Monthly (1891)
"... the usual presentation of the tonal system. Asa remedy for the first, the beginner should be taught to hear exactly and discriminate from the start. ..."