minor key


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

minor key

[′mīn·ər ‚kē]
(computer science)
A secondary key for identifying a record.

minor key

A secondary key used to identify a record. For example, if transactions are sorted by account number and date, account number is the major key and date is the minor key.
References in periodicals archive ?
And to bring the audience into a Baroque frame of mind, the excellent English Concert opened proceedings with a divine rendition of Vivaldi's Al Santo Sepolcro - solemn and dignified with those classic Baroque minor key harmonies and clashes.
Upbeat music in major keys was consistently paired with happy-looking faces while subdued music in minor keys was paired with sad-looking faces.
9, the band played the title track to the new album, "Queen of the Minor Key.
Notes from a Minor Key is a memoir-in-dialogue--or creative nonfiction--beginning in 1986 when Dawn was a new student at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.
The Orange Taste": It's a constant summer/where Armencia vulgaris/plays its sonata in the minor key,/its tunes derived from the fertile crescent/of geological geography/or holistic history.
Featuring lively vocals that range from up-tempo rock 'n' roll, to a minor key samba, to an a capella performance rhythmically backed up by kids, "Moo Juice" has a total running time of 36:30 and is especially recommended and appropriate for family and community library CD music collections for young children.
The mood, though, is decidedly downbeat, with the minor key taking precedence on several tracks, and many of the songs, such as the incredibly moving Ni Sydd Ar 61 (Only We Are Left), look inwards, dwelling on the nature of loss.
TIGER WOODS signed off in the minor key he had been in all week, with a 70 for two-underpar 282 for a share of 12th place, respectability and nothing more in his bid for an Open hat-trick.
But when I think about my favourite Christmas carols I experience a combination of beautiful music, usually in the minor key, with beautiful words.
There, that reflection was considerably leavened by comedy and lightness of touch; but here, it is played in a decidedly minor key.
Among the best of it is Toussaint's beautiful minor key variation of Professor Longhair's ``Tipitina,'' titled ``Ascension Day,'' with touching lyrics by Costello.
When I started singing pop music, I left religious music completely," he says, "but there was always the influence of religious music on my voice because, with religious music the minor key always recurs.

Full browser ?