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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
Modulation
More to think about
Nondominant Seventh Chords
Slurs

Secondary Dominants

Macro analysis simplifies the identification of secondary dominants just as it does for finding modulations. By including the letter names of the chords it is easier to identify changes in the diatonic harmonies. A secondary dominant is like a miniature modulation; for just an instant, the harmony moves out of the diatonic chords of the key.

Follow the same analysis steps as already described for nondominant seventh chords:

  1. Complete the letter analysis first.

    Beethoven Sonata Op. 14 no. 2, Andante, m. 16-19

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  2. Identify letter names that represent non-diatonic harmonies.

    Beethoven Sonata Op. 14 no. 2, Andante, m. 16-19

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  3. Complete slurs, roman numerals, and inversions.

    Beethoven Sonata Op. 14 no. 2, Andante, m. 16-19

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