The Natural and Universal Principles of Harmony and Modulation

The Natural and Universal Principles of Harmony and Modulation

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...harmonic series, positive and negative, are not harmonically connected, and naturally belong to these different, or major and minor forms of the mode. We have considered it necessary to recapitulate these principles, because they constitute the basis of every natural harmonic progression of the derivative chords of two adjacent systems of the primary mode. The other progressions in the primary mode consist of those between the derivative chords of the outermost, or Dominant and Subdominant systems of the mode. The connection of the primary chords--and consequently of these two systems--is clearly shown in the progressions marked a and b in sect. 91 and 92. (See also sect. 45 and 46.) The only progressions in the primary mode now remaining for consideration are therefore those of the relative Dominant to the primary Subdominant of the same harmonic series, and the primary Dominant to the relative Subdominants, which, together with the reverse of these complete the natural harmonic progressions of the chords in the primary mode. Examples., As the derivative chords of the system F are subdominant in character with respect to C, the Tonic (see sect. 82), the progressions in the last two examples lead to C; but, since the relative Subdominants are not governing chords in the primary key, they do not, like the primary chords, fully determine C as a Tonic. It is evident, however, that if the relative Subdominant be more particularly identified with the primary key by making the Subdominant (the harmonic origin of the system) the principal and most prominent sound, these chords will become more primary in character, and, consequently, their governing power will be greatly intensified. Examples. In the last of these examples the sound B? in the chord E? G...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236509102
  • 9781236509109