Letter from the Kingdom of Tune #8. King Dominant: I am late!
The King Dominant and Father of the Princess Subdominant is writing to you!
My letter supposed to be the very first, but as always I did not have time!
Can you imagine?
Here is my picture with my beloved daughter before the Butterfly Ball:
It was necessary to solve many cases. I forgot!
My secretary WhatIf was not responsive to my question, as always, and left. Left! He always does that! Leaves or escapes to keep from answering my questions.
On the photo from the last winter he is leaving as usual.
And then all this confusion happened with the Princess's briefcase . . .
I have to resolve this issue. Without musical texts, it is impossible to study music literacy. Therefore, my mind is busy searching.
Have you already been told how to find my piano key?
Can you find it yourself?
Well, go and find it now! (Excuse me--I'm so used to delivering orders!)
In the meantime, I will try to recall where I’d stopped . . .
Oh! Yes! The Princess’s Briefcase . . .
I carried it through the halls of the palace on the way to my office. Suddenly, my path was crossed by a MiMiMi Cat. Although it was not a black cat, I decided to stop and ask, “How is the mood of our Maid of Honor?“
For our Kingdom, this is not a trivial question!
The cat said that the Maid of honor was in a great mood, but did I know that mice had been found in my office?
Well, in my Kingdom, I actually ask the questions. For this they called me the King -- the Question. Did you know that?
Although if I am not distracted and I am in the company of the Queen Tonic, then I can answer questions with the Queen of Tonic.
Here, for example: do you remember how to play the Tonic Fifth with my participation?
Today I will tell you about the sound of national importance! All the musical stories end up with it!
This sound is called Tonic Triad. Do you know why?
Well, of course, because the root of the triad is the Queen Tonic! Here we dressed up in a pea costume. Can you play the Tonic Triad?
Yes! The Tonic Triad is the Queen of Tonic, Her Maid of Honor and me!
Press these keys together or one after another, and you will hear everything!
Or practice playing like this with the help of your mom, your dad or your best friend!
Wait a minute! I have just received an important dispatch from My Secretary WhatIf. Keep working on your Tonic Triad, while I have to go accept the message.
I will be right back!
I am back with you . . .
There have been great changes in our Kingdom!
And all because of the loss of the briefcase! The Guard went on his crusade in search of Princess Subdominant’s briefcase with its very important package of notes. When the Guard left, The Maid of
Honor (as usual) grew sad. Her mood went down.
Play these keys and hear what I mean!
This radically changes our Tonic Triad!
Here, try to play it yourself like this:
Do you feel the difference in the mood? This is all because of her--The Maid of Honor of the Queen! We call her "Mistress of Major and Minor."
If the Maid of Honor’s mood goes down, she immediately puts on her black glasses or a mask. It means Major turns into Minor.
When she is in a Major mood, she communicates with the Princess more:
And she is even much, much closer to my key! Play our keys one by one in Major!
However, if the Maid of Honor is saddened when her Knight leaves, she moves away from the Princess and from me.
She wants to share her secrets with the Queen.
Play these keys one after another, and you will hear the Maid of Honor and the Queen Tonic talking about romantic secrets!
If the Maid of Honor gets closer to Queen Tonic, everything in the Kingdom of Tune won’t be the same.
Try playing our five keys up and down with the Maid of Honor in the Major mood:
And now play the same keys with the Maid of honor in the romantic mood:
Here is our news in Minor, my friend!
Ah, I forgot to tell you the end of the story about the mice . . . Well, let’s do it another time, all right? With this transition into a minor key, I have a lot of urgent matters to take care of!
It is urgent to measure all the new intervals, invite our Butterfly for this . . . Then, then . . .
Good luck to you in school! Try not to lose anything or, if you must, hire yourself a good secretary! The one who answers your questions, and does not take off like the Uncle WhatIf!
Your new friend King Dominant and all the royal family!
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