- A group of notes upon which scale is based; the specific pattern of notes that governs a song.
A key is identified by its key signature, which shows the number of sharps or flats in its scale. A key is named after its keynote; F major’s keynote is F, C# minor’s keynote is C#, and so on.
See relative keys.
- The black and white levers on a piano that initiate sound are called piano keys, and make up the piano “keyboard” or “manual.”
1. tonalità (It); tonalité (Fr); Tonart (Ger)
2. tasto (It); touche (Fr); Taste (Ger)
More on Musical Keys:
- How to Read Key Signatures
- Tour the Key Signatures
- Take the Key Signature Quiz
- The 6 Enharmonic Keys
- The “Forgotten” Key Signatures