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Tonic Chords are chords of rest or resolution.
In contemporary harmony, tonic is one of three functional harmony categories.
Tonic chords avoid the use of the fourth scale-degree (fa) in their construction. Tonic chords also usually contain or support the tonic note (do). The exception is the IIIm7 chord, which does not support the first scale-degree (do), and thus is considered a weak tonic chord.
|Diatonic Tonic Chords|
|Modal Interchange Tonic Chords
must support any existing melody
|Major Seventh||Minor Seventh||Seventh||Minor Seventh Flat-Five|
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