Tonic in Music

A Tonic is what the beginning and ending note of the diatonic scale. Two parallel can keys have the same tonic. For example, in both C major and C minor, the tonic is C. However, relative keys (two different scales that share a key signature) have different tonics. For example, C major and A minor both have same key signature that feature all pure notes (no sharps or flats), despite having different tonic pitches (C and A).

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