Lesson 6—The Dominant Chord
In this lesson we will study the dominant chord. This chord is built on number five of a scale. In the key of C, the pitch names of the dominant chord are G, B, and D.
This is a major chord just as the tonic chord, because it is made up of a major third and perfect fifth. (To review these, see Lesson 2).
This chord also has 3 positions just as the tonic has.
The 1st position uses G in the soprano; 2nd position uses B in the soprano; and 3rd position uses D in the soprano.
Name the following positions:
Harmonize the following exercise using the dominant chord.