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FURTHER USES OF THE DOMINANT SEVENTH CHORD — SEQUENCES 135
Progression of the Dominant Seventh Chord to the Submediant Chord.
This Progression of the Dominant Seventh Chord is particularly useful in avoid­ing a Perfect Cadence. Continually following the Dominant Seventh Chord by the Tonic Chord seems like coming to too many full stops. The Progression to the Sub-mediant seems to avoid a full stop, indicating something more to come. Prove this by playing and singing this Progression. Learn to recognize it when heard.
In the following example the Dominant Seventh Chord is introduced with its Fifth omitted and Root doubled. The Progression to the Submediant Chord is also intro­duced. Let the student make his own analysis of this example adding the appro­priate Roman Numerals and Figures.
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