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by: Caden Wolf PhD


Caden Wolf PhD

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J. Jenkins

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Caden Wolf PhD on Monday October 26, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to MUSC 215 at University of South Carolina - Columbia taught by J. Jenkins in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 7 views. For similar materials see /class/229506/musc-215-university-of-south-carolina-columbia in Music at University of South Carolina - Columbia.




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Date Created: 10/26/15
Sequences Descending Sequences are repeating chord patterns usually involving a twochord pattern Although some sequences follow the prototypical chord progression some do not I Descending fifths descending seconds The descending fifths sequence derives its name from the fact that the bass line can be written out as a string of descending fifths However due to the restrictions of register every other falling fifth is changed to a rising fourth the inversion This sequence is also called descending seconds because the twochord pattern is transposed down a diatonic second A In major pattern repetition repetition repetition C I IV viiO iii vi ii V I T PD D T B In minor pattern repetition repetition repetition 1 a i iv VII III VI iiO V D NOTE In sequences diminished triads are in root position which is not normally allowed Sequences Descending II Descending thirds This sequence is called descending thirds because the twochord pattern is transposed down a diatonic third Unlike the descending fifths sequence the descending thirds sequence does not have a built in cadence Therefore the sequence is often followed by cadential motion A In major pattern repetition repetition cadence B In minor pattern repetition repetition cadence a i V VI III iV i iV V i T PD D T C In inversion The descending thirds sequence is often heard with every other chord in inversion


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