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Further Harmonic Developments               115
The II may have a lowered root and a lowered 5th. When both occur together in first inversion we find the chord known in Musical History as the 'Neapolitan Sixth':
Take these to the V or the I.
All these chords are actually in the key of C major, using the chromatic scale. Charming effects can be obtained from their correct use.
In the minor mode the possibilities are more limited, but very effective. The I cannot be altered by raising its root, without producing the intervals of the augmented 6th and diminished 3rd. It may, however, have a lowered 7th,
to the IV.
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