Composition & Improvisation: A Lesson in Tonality

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A lesson in the power of tonality to drastically alter the mood of a piece of music…

Let’s illustrate this using the most famous Irish Jig in two different flavors

First, in [major-ish] Mixolydian Tonality, which sounds and feels happy, playful, and festive…

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Irish Jig, Mixolydian Tonality

Second, in [minor-ish] Dorian Tonality, which sounds and feels quite sad and somber…

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Irish Jig, Dorian Tonality

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