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Key - Part 1

The convention of key, of pieces of music being "in a key," has been one of the fundamental organizing principles of western music since the 1600's.  In this first of a three part series, Miles Hoffman gives the origin of the musical key.

A Minute with Miles - a production of ETV Radio, made possible by the JM Smith Corporation.

Miles Hoffman is the founder and violist of the American Chamber Players, with whom he regularly tours the United States, and the Virginia I. Norman Distinguished Visiting Professor of Chamber Music at the Schwob School of Music, in Columbus, Georgia. He has appeared as viola soloist with orchestras across the country, and his solo performances on YouTube have received well over 700,000 views.