A New Musical Grammar in 3 Parts

A New Musical Grammar in 3 Parts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...accompanied by the three principal chords and their inversions. 1 '4=hn In the above examples, no other harmonies than the three principal common chords of the key are introduced, excepting the chord of the sixth inverted from them, with the addition of the sixth upon D, which is an inversion of the imperfect common chord. 2. CHORD OF THE FOURTH AND SIXTH. In modern music, the chord of the fourth and sixth occurs but seldom, and then only on the tonic or dominant of the key, or sometimes, though rarely, on the second degree. The following rules will illustrate its use. Rule 1. When theoceurs on a holding note in the bass, it is generally preceded and followed by the common chord of the same note. Rule 2. When the does not occur on a holding bass, the note which forms the interval of thefourth must have entered as an integral note of the preceding chord; in which case, this note usually descends one degree to a note of the succeeding chord. The former circumstance is called its preparation, the latter its resolution. Rule 3. Or if the note in that upper part which forms the interval of the fourth remains stationary, then the bass note must neither be taken rior quitted by a skip. At c, the 4 is placed on the second degree of 6 the scale, in which situation, however, the 3 is preferable. Rule 4. When a bass note accompanied by a moves one degree only, either diatonic or chromatic to the next note, the resolution of the interval of the fourth is effected by the bass; and the upper note of that interval, when it cannot remain stationary, as in the last examples, may proceed diatonically or by a skip to the nearest note of the following chord. Ex. Rule 5. When the bass proceeds from one note to another note of the same fundamental...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236822919
  • 9781236822918