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This is simply a manifestation of your sense of tonality. This is quite natural and I dare say, a positive rather a negative trait for a musician. When listening to any song, for example, be it in a major or minor key, we all have a subconscious sense of where is "home". Non-musicians have it, too, but they wouldn't be able to easily sing the root ...


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The mode is not primarily a scale! Modes are melodies that are in a specific mode. And to this definition belongs as quality the first and final note as well the repercussio or dominant note which defines also the mode as the 5th or 6th most repeated tone of the song. I've seen a TV documentation about the Beatles where the moderator says about She's leaving ...


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I tend to have a similar "problem" where I assign a piece to the minor key a perfect fourth above what others would perceive to be the piece's tonic because it sounds like the piece is soloing on the dominant (i.e. using a mode of the harmonic minor scale or a related scale such as the double harmonic scale). For example, I tend to assign most of &...


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