Modern Music Terms: Twelve Tone Music

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What is 12 tone music?

Modern Music Terms: Twelve Tone Music

Twelve tone music gives each of the 12 notes in a scale equal importance. There is no tonic or home key and no predictable relationship between the keys. This music is called "atonal."



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