What does polytonality mean?

Definitions for polytonality
ˌpɒl i toʊˈnæl ɪ ti; -ˈtoʊn lˌɪz əmpo·ly·tonal·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. polytonality, polytonalismnoun

    music that uses two or more different keys at the same time

Wiktionary

  1. polytonalitynoun

    The use of multiple keys in the same composition, especially by multiple instruments at the same time

Wikipedia

  1. Polytonality

    Polytonality (also polyharmony) is the musical use of more than one key simultaneously. Bitonality is the use of only two different keys at the same time. Polyvalence or polyvalency is the use of more than one harmonic function, from the same key, at the same time. Some examples of bitonality superimpose fully harmonized sections of music in different keys.

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  1. polytonality

    Polytonality is a musical technique or composition style where two or more different keys or tonalities are used simultaneously. This creates complex harmonies and is often used to evoke a sense of tension, dissonance, or modernity in the music. The term polytonality is often used broadly to encompass polychordality, the use of multiple chords that don't exist within the same key.

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  1. Polytonality

    Polytonality is the musical use of more than one key simultaneously. Bitonality is the use of only two different keys at the same time. Polyvalence is the use of more than one harmonic function, from the same key, at the same time. Some examples of bitonality superimpose fully harmonized sections of music in different keys.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of polytonality in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of polytonality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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