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Chromatic Harmonies
Dominant Seventh Chord
Harmonic Progression
How to Teach Macro Analysis
Introduction to the Macro Technique
Leading Tone Seventh Chords
Nondominant Seventh Chords
Secondary Dominants

More to Think About

Macro analysis is designed to be flexible. It can be adapted to the abilities of your students or to your own particular tastes in analysis. You may wish to use the analysis system as it has been presented in this tutorial, or you may want to include additional aspects in the analysis, such as voice leading. Here are some things to think about regarding this system of analysis:

  1. What is going on in the music when there aren't any circle progressions? How can this be illustrated in the analysis?
  2. Can melody be incorporated in the analysis?
  3. Do circle progressions function in different ways? Some function as a way to move quickly from one place to another as in a sequence. Some are a part of the thematic material itself. What other functions occur?
  4. Circle progressions can occur inside larger-scale circle progressions, or overlap each other.
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