Theory of music(session 3)

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Theory of music(session 3)

  1. 1. Theory of Western Music: Outline of the 3rd Class (April 2, 2010)Basic Chord: “Inversion” Root position(5 1st inversion(6 2nd inversion(6 3) 3) 4)7th Chord: Rood position (7) 1st inversion(6 2nd inversion(6 3rd inversion(6 5) 4 4 3) 2)Doubling the root: In chord progression we should start constructing our chord by doubling its root.Following is an example of C major chord where C is doubled. Now we have four parts of the chord.“S A T B” represents Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Base starting from the top to the bottom of four part chord.Chord progression: rule #1: Do not use parallal cotaves and 5ths in Soprano and Base when writing twochords. Otaves(C-C, G-G) 5ths(C-G, G-D)rule #2: Use step wise motion in soprano parts when writing two chords. Base notes do not need step wisemotion. In the example below C is going to B which is a step wise motion. C Major: I V I

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