A music does not have a central tone or tonal center

Atonal music is a style of modern music that is not limited by traditional tonal scales, allowing for more freedom to explore and express the world of sound. It first emerged in the early 20th century and sparked wide discussion and controversy as it challenged traditional music concepts and styles.

In atonal music, the selection and arrangement of notes do not typically follow the tonal rules of traditional music theory. This approach is often referred to as "free tonality" or "vertical sonority".

Although atonal music may not be to everyone's taste, it has played an important role in the development and innovation of music. Many modern musicians have been inspired by atonal music and have incorporated it into their own music, creating new styles and sounds.

Example of Atonality

Schoenberg: Suite for Piano, Op.25 (Boffard)

Writer: Frankie Chan