related key


Definition of related key

: a key having important tones in common with another key and hence admitting of ready modulation especially : a key whose tonic chord is a triad of tones in the original key (as, for C major, the keys F major, G major, A minor, D minor, and E minor)

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“Related key.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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