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tonal

1. of, relating to, or utilizing the diatonic system; having an established key
2. 
a. (of an answer in a fugue) not having the same melodic intervals as the subject, so as to remain in the original key
b. denoting a fugue as having such an answer
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(1997) found evidence that temporal proximity and spectral similarity influence the level of disruption by interpolated verbal and tonal stimuli (see also Semal et al., 1996); nevertheless, disruption was still significant even after reducing perceptual grouping, suggesting that it may also derive from interference on memory codes, for example, by feature overwriting and updating (Mercer & McKeown, 2010a, 2010b).
Doll is correct in asserting that rock cannot be analyzed only in terms of traditional tonal theory, but he seems overly dismissive of the traditional approach despite its utility in so many rock contexts.
As a result, it was shown that the tonal trailing-edge noise due to aeroacoustic feedback loop was successfully suppressed.
Each section progresses from simple exercises to piano literature excerpts and then to sample pieces, which highlight each touch and matching tonal color.
Contemporary composers who write tonal music do assume some risk of sounding cliched or derivative, but this is neither, especially when one knows the inspiration.
David added: "We did have heated discussions about whether to format the paint swatch card in the tonal 'families' or not.
Modern building mechanical systems often produce noise with perceptible tonal components due to rotating parts such as motors, fans, impellers, etc.