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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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voice tonally while allowing for prepared dissonance that helps to project the poignant and moving texts.
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Heck, even the mono sounds good, fuller and better tonally balanced than most of the stereo on the disc, so, as I say, I can't imagine anybody complaining.
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Purists might wince when he strays a little off course tonally, but it's hard not to love the guy's verve.
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