Key Coloration

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Musical Keys - Key Coloration
... Key coloration is the difference between the intervals of different keys in a single non-equal tempered tuning, and the overall sound and "feel" the key created ... Each key then has a slightly different intonation, hence different keys have distinct characters ... Such "key coloration" was an essential part of much eighteenth- and nineteenth-century music and was described in treatises of the period ...

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