Songs that don’t start on the tonic chord

From David Bennett Piano.

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My video on songs with NO tonic chord:

Although most songs will begin on their tonic chord, the home chord of the key, many songs don’t and there is certainly a special feel, a momentum, to songs that don’t start on the tonic.

The outro music to this video is my track "Kneel" which you can hear in full on Spotify: 🎶

And, an extra special thanks goes to Peter Keller, Douglas Lind, Vidad Flowers, Ivan Pang, Waylon Fairbanks, Jon Dye, Austin Russell, Christopher Ryan, Toot & Paul Peijzel, the channel’s Patreon saints! 😇


0:00 Introduction
0:21 begin on IV chord
2:21 begin on ii chord
3:18 begin on V chord
4:35 begin on bVI chord
6:01 Hooktheory
6:50 what defines the key of the song?
8:44 Lost Woods from Legend of Zelda
9:54 (They Long To Be) Close To You
10:52 Deacon Blues
11:45 Conclusion
12:18 Patreono