Aural Harmony Volume 2

Aural Harmony Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... keycentre than any of the triads previously discussed, and because of this fact its harmonic progression is restricted. The more uncertain and indefinite the harmonic relationship of a chord becomes, the more imperative it is to cause such a chord to progress harmonically according to the successive steps of the harmonic law. Therefore, the III triad may be made to progress harmonically into the VI triad only. When the III triad is used as progressing harmonically into the IV triad, it resembles a passing-chord in aural effect, and does not sound like a triad structure. For example: The harmonic progression of the III triad into the VI triad is permitted, but not recommended, for both triads are so remote from the key-centre that the effect closely approaches that of a modulation (Example A). The harmonic progression of the III triad into the IV triad impresses the ear as a passing-tone effect instead of an harmonic effect. The upper (soprano) voice in both examples, B and C, progresses diatonically. The bass voice in Example B really impresses the ear as written in Example C, and the inner voices remain stationary. This fact further accentuates the passing character rather than the harmonic character of the III triad. The discussion of the VII triad in major will be taken up when the minor mode is reached. It will then be shown that a triad of the same diminished character as the VII triad in major is found on the important second degree in minor. (See the beginning of Chapter XV; also the end of same Chapter.) AURAL PRACTICE The auralization of the secondary triads in conjunction with the primary triads, already experienced, should always be so presented as to bring out the primary and secondary characters of the triads first. The student...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236630580
  • 9781236630582