Tip #24 – Getting the Best Out of Bitonal Cadences

They say two heads are better than one, so why not two tonalities/modalities?

This works well when there are two performers (or one that can be divided into two voices – like left & right hand piano) that can individually create their own tonal center.

Not only is it writing a cadential phrase for each, but it writing a cadence in which they sonically sound good with each other… or not, if that is what you want to go for.

Experiment around, and see which pitch collections work well with each other.


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