Minor Key

"Moll" is the German equivalent of "minor", indicating the tonality of a musical composition. For instance, a piece might be written in C minor, signifying its foundation in the C minor scale.

The term "Moll" is also employed to indicate to the minor scale, which is a musical scale composed of specific intervals, with a different interval pattern compared to its relative major scale. The minor scale carries various emotional qualities in music, often considered more somber, melancholic, or mysterious compared to major scales. It is commonly used to create emotional tension, convey depth of feeling, or establish a sense of drama in a musical composition.

Example of Moll

Fryderyk Chopin – Koncert fortepianowy e-moll op. 11 / Piano concerto in E minor, Op. 11