Definition of mediant in English:
The third note of the diatonic scale of any key.
- In an interrupted cadence, the lower mediant is substituted for what would have been the new tonic.
- Further along it requires the reader to understand the cycle of fifths and key relationships such as the mediant.
- In the first movement of Sonata 7 in B major the six-bar transition section moves through the tonic minor, the lowered mediant, and the minor dominant before leading to the second theme area in the dominant major.
Definition of mediant in:
- British & World English dictionary
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