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Roman Numeral Analysis

  • Reviewing Each Diatonic Chord
  • Learning and Creating Strong Chord Progressions
  • Further Roman Numeral Analysis of Bach Prelude I

Roman Numeral Analysis

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Objectives 0:07
  • I Chord Tonic 0:50
    • The I Chord in a Major Key is Called a Tonic
    • Written in Different Chords
    • Minor Tonic Chord
    • Tonic Chord In the Key of G
    • Tonic Chord in the Key of Bb
    • Roman Numerals Analysis Procedure
  • ii Chord Supertonic 2:17
    • The Supertonic
    • ii Chord in C is D
    • ii Will Move to the V Chord
    • Let's Listen to That
    • Root of a Chord
  • iii Chord Mediant 4:05
    • iii Resolves to the VI
    • Let's Listen to That
    • Written Out
    • The Mediant
  • IV Chord Subdominant 5:55
    • Subdominant
    • IV Resolves to V
    • Let's Listen to That
  • V Chord Dominant 7:16
    • How Do We Find It?
    • V Resolves to I
    • Different Voicings
    • Powerful Progressions
  • vi Chord Submediant 10:07
    • vi Resolves to Many Chords
    • The vi and The iii
    • Substitute vi for I
    • Playing These Chord Progressions
  • vii Chord 12:55
    • Leading Tone Chord
    • 7th Diminished
    • Three Minor Thirds Make a Diminished 7th
  • Example I: Create I/IV/V/I in C Major 13:48
  • Example II: Create I/IV/V/I in D Major 15:00
  • Example III: Create i/v/VII/i 16:20
  • Example IV: Create I/iii/V/vii/IV/V/I 17:46
  • Example V: Bach Prelude I BWV 846 20:55
  • Example VI: Further Analysis of Bach 23:41
  • Example VII: Bach -cont.- 25:52
  • Example VIII: Bach -cont.- 27:27