This piece was the result of an improvisation session while I was writing for a fusion group. At the time we were toying with band names and as we were more interested in the music itself than our identity, we chose the musical term “tonal center” as our name. Here is the definition:
The tonal center of a tonal work is the first note of the major or minor scale in use as the pitch collection. The harmonic implications of tonality are more than just the use of major and minor scales, as functional harmony is also a feature of tonal music.
I know, blah, blah, blah!! 🙂 Of course, it’s the music that really matters so let’s get to it. This is my updated version of Tonal Center. Man, oh man this was fun to play!!