What is the Home key in music?

Most music is in a particular key. This means that one of the 12 notes (C, D flat, D, etc.) sounds like the “home note”. When the piece finishes it normally comes to rest on this home note (also called: the “tonic”).

How do you spot modulation in music?

22.5 How to Recognize a Key After a Modulation

  1. Look for recurring accidentals, then add them to the key signature to determine the new key. Lowered notes (like flats) usually create ^4 (as do the flats in key signatures)
  2. If accidentals are canceled out, they indicate tonicizations or chromatic non-chord tones.

What is transpose in music?

In music, transposition refers to the process or operation of moving a collection of notes (pitches or pitch classes) up or down in pitch by a constant interval. For example, one might transpose an entire piece of music into another key.

What are the types of modulation in music?


  • Common-chord modulation.
  • Enharmonic modulation.
  • Common-tone modulation.
  • Chromatic modulation.
  • Phrase modulation.
  • Sequential modulation.
  • Chain modulation.
  • Changes between parallel keys.

Is there an app that scans music and plays it?

PlayScore 2 the sheet music reader app helps you learn to sight read music. PlayScore 2 can sight read sheet music and show you exactly how it should sound. Listen to selected passages fast, slow or in a loop.

Is there an app to transpose music?

The FORTE Scan app: Your mobile scanner FORTE’s Scan App is available for Android and iOS devices. We’ll be releasing it on Monday, and you can download it for free.

How do you determine whether a piece is in a major or minor tonality by looking at at the score?

There are two ways to tell whether a song is major or minor: by ear and by sight. When doing it by ear, listen to the major vs. minor qualities in the music. When reading the sheet music, the answer is in the key signature and in how notes and chords are used.

How do you write good chords?

The three basic chord types—major, minor, diminished—have a simple “1–3–5” relationship, which works like this:

  1. Pick any note, call it “1”
  2. Count up two notes in the scale to “3”
  3. Count up two more notes to “5” (wrap around to the beginning if you run out of notes)
  4. These three notes make your chord!

How do you transpose music easily?

3. The easiest way to go about transposing is to fill in your new key signature, your time signature (which will not change at all), and write out every note paying close attention to the interval between your original notes and transposed notes, plus the intervals between the notes in the individual measures.