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Transposition
The active shifting of all the tones of a musical composition a uniform distance to a different pitch level.

Shifts to another key.

The melody does not change because the pattern of whole and half steps does not change.
Modulation
The process of passing from one key to another.

Shift away to another tonic.
Tonic/I Chord
The triad built on the first (do) scale tone, serves as the rest point.
Dominant chord
The triad built on the fifth (sol) scale step. Wants to resolve to the tonic.
Subdominant chord
The triad built on the fourth scale step (fa)
Key contrast
Adds variety. Achieve a dramatic opposition/tension/unstableness that need to be resolved.