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LESSON XVI
Passive Resolutions
In the last lesson we saw that the seventh might move freely while the dominant chord continued. This process may be reversed. If the seventh itself is held in any voice, the other voices may proceed, somewhat irreg­ularly, to a foreign chord.
There are two possibilities, the IV and the II; and both these chords may be used in this manner, as follows:
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The question then arises as to the succeeding chord. There are three alternatives:
(i) An immediate return to the first chord may be made.
(2)  A fresh chord may be taken, with the seventh descending.
(3)   A new chord may be used without this last restriction.
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