Definition of supertonic in English:

supertonic

Line breaks: super|tonic
Pronunciation: /suːpəˈtɒnɪk
 
, sjuː-/

noun

Music
The second note of the diatonic scale of any key; the note above the tonic.
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  • A real answer would modulate to the supertonic key, far from the tonic in which the subject is about to return; an adjustment is made so that the answer ends in the tonic key.
  • For example, the supertonic chord in a major key would normally be indicated as ‘ii’.
  • Leaps from this degree are allowed to the supertonic of the quinte and to the tonic quinte.

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