noun: a group of words that form a unit within a clause (=a group of words containing a subject and verb)
noun: a group of words that are used together in a fixed expression
noun: a series of musical notes that are part of a piece of music
noun: an expression forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence but not containing a finite verb
noun: a short musical passage
noun: an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
verb: put into words or an expression
verb: to express something in a particular way in speech or writing
verb: to perform music in a way that clearly shows which musical notes belong together

In the opening of the third measure the tune returns to its own key by striking the tonic. This case is a very simple illustration of how a composition will move with perfect naturalness in more keys than one, the keys so grow out of each other, and may either merely snatch a passing chord from a new key, or pass quite into it for a phrase or two, or for a whole measure, then return as naturally, either by a smooth and quiet or by a strongly contrasted turn, according to the chords between which the turn takes place. In such modulation there may or there may not be marked a sharp, , or , in the air itself; the note which Nature raises in the new key may occur in one of the other parts of the harmony. In Watchman it is A, the fourth, which is altered; from being it is made . The change which takes place in the sixth of the scale, which is C in Watchman, is only one comma, the ratio of 80 to 81, and it slips into the new key as if nothing had happened. No mark is placed to it, as the comma difference is never taken notice of, although it is really and regularly taking place, with all the precision of Nature, in every new key. It is, however, only the note which is altered four commas, which is marked by a sharp, , or , as the case may be. [Scientific Basis and Build of Music, page 94]

See Also

Table 14.01 - All phrases in HyperVibes containing the term thirds
Table 14.05 - All phrases in HyperVibes containing the term sixths
Table 14.06 - All phrases occuring in HyperVibes containing the term ninths

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