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Major and Minor Key
SAX Only two of these modes are used commonly in music today. The Ionian mode is now referred to as the Major Key, and the Aeolian mode is known as the minor key. These keys may be started on any note of the piano and the result will be a major or minor scale. The patterns for the major scale is tone, tone, semitone, tone, tone,tone, semitone. The patterns for the minor scale is tone, semitone, tone, tone, semitone, tone, tone. The chief notes in any key(or mode) are the Tonic and the Dominant; they are the first and fifth notes. In the modes we call the tonic the Final, and the Dominant has remained the same. [AW] {JO}

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