Harmony in 21 Lessons




by Cheryl Macomber
Glenda Macomber

Pastor Clinton Macomber
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Lesson 8—The Sub-Dominant Chord

 

Draw a line to finish each sentence.

1. The tonic chord of the key of C is                 a. 1st, 3rd, and 5th notes of the scale.
2. A chord is built on the   b. C, E, and G.
3. Music for church has 4 parts:   c. the 3rd note of the chord is in the soprano.
4. It is therefore necessary to double   d. the 1st note of a chord is in the soprano.
5. First position means that   e. Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass.
6. Second position means that   f. 2nd note of the chord is in the soprano.
7. Third position means that   g. the first or root note of the chord.
8. When there are 4 counts to a measure the   h. 1st and 3rd counts are accented.
9. When there are 2 or 3 counts to a measure   i. G, B, and D.
10. The dominant chord in the key of C is made up of   j. the first count is accented.
11. We always begin and end a song in the   k. is the tone that belongs to both chords of a progression, producing a smooth leading.
12. A mutual or binding tone   l. tonic chord.

The Sub-Dominant Chord

The Sub-Dominant chord is built on the fourth of the scale. (The Dominant chord is built on the fifth, the note above.)

The Dominant chord in the key of C is built on G. The Sub-Dominant chord is built on F, and its notes are F, A and C.

Chords

Below the sub-dominant chords are arranged in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd positions.

Chord Positions

Note that 1st position is so called, because F, the first note of the chord, is in the top or soprano voice.

The 2nd position is so called, because A, the second note of the chord, is in the top or soprano position.

The 3rd position is so called, because C, the 3rd note of the chord, is in the top or soprano voice.

Harmonize the melody below, using the positions listed above.

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Answers

Answers: 1-b, 2-a, 3-e, 4-g, 5-d, 6-f, 7-c, 8-h, 9-j, 10-i, 11-l, 12-k.