TonalityGUIDE - basic tonal music theory and analysis for undergraduates
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Longer Progressions

introduction diatonic chromatic

introduction | fifths | seconds | thirds

introduction | chains of 2nds | sequences with 2nds | modulation by 2nds

short progs.
longer progs.

The examples on the following pages demonstrate three different ways in which the harmonic relationship of a second can be used. The first example displays a chain of consecutive seconds as they often appear in the music of Corelli, while the second shows a sequence that relies on the relationship of a second but in which there are no actual harmonic progressions involving this interval. The third example shows a modulation between two keys a major second apart.

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