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Scales, Intervals, Common Chords, Dominant Seventh Chord and Melody Making.

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The Dominant Seventh Chord with its Root in the Bass is very effective following a Tonic J Chord; the Dominant Seventh Chord, in turn, being followed by the Tonic Chord (Root in the Bass). Thus:
I           V          I                I          V          I                 I           V          I
Play these examples and learn to recognize them. They occur constantly in musical composition.
Here is a short example for the student to analyze. Write in both the Roman Numerals and the Figures.

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