Term referring to music that is based upon major and minor tonalities rather than on modal, twelve-tone, or other musical systems. Tonal and Real: In a fugue, if the answer has exactly the same intervals as the subject, the only difference being that it is transposed, the answer is said to be real. If the answer varies from the subject it is said to be tonal.Music with a center, or tonic, which employs tones which relate to that tonic in a predictable and measurable manner.Of, or pertaining to tone or tonality.