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OREM'S HARMONY BOOK
CHAPTER XX
HARMONY IN THE MINOR
As mentioned in the preceding chapter, we have to deal chiefly in this book with the Harmonic Minor Scales. Let us investigate the Triads in the Harmonic Minor Scale, taking A Minor as our model. Here they are:
A. Minor:
1.   The Tonic, consisting of Root, Minor Third, and Perfect Fifth, is a Minor Triad.
2.   The Supertonic, consisting of Root, Minor Third and Diminished Fifth is known as a Diminished Triad.
3.   The Mediant, consisting of Root, Major Third and Augmented Fifth is known as an Augmented Triad.
4.   The Sub-Dominant, consisting of Root, Minor Third and Perfect Fifth, is a Minor Triad.
5.   The Dominant, consisting of Root, Major Third and Perfect Fifth, is a Major Triad.
6.   The Sub-Mediant, consisting of Root, Major Third and Perfect Fifth, is a Major Triad.
7.   The Leading Note, consisting of Root, Minor Third and Diminished Fifth is a Diminished Triad.
Thus, we find, available for Harmony in the Minor, four Common or Perfect Chords (chords containing Perfect Fifths); the Tonic (a Minor Chord); the Sub-Dominant (a Minor Chord); the Dominant (a Major Chord); the Sub-Mediant (a Major Chord). Let us make a Table of all our resources, writing out these Chords in their Positions and Inversions. Here it is:








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