Dominant Instruments

Some articles on dominant instruments:

Dynamic Tonality - Tonality and Timbre
... can be seen as attempts to maximize the consonance of music played with the timbres of their dominant instruments ... Mandinka Africa maximize the consonance of their dominant instruments' timbres (gongs, ranats, and balafons ... be seen as arising from an attempt to maximize consonance with its dominant instruments' timbres, which are almost universally harmonic ...

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