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Message: Re: Dominate 7th chord utilized outside of key

Changed By: Athair
Change Date: May 14, 2017 10:28AM

Re: Dominate 7th chord utilized outside of key
The Eagles' song seem to cast a (so-called) secondary dominant over scale degree I. It might be argued that the rationale for so doing is to atach melodic function to the tonic of I; hence making the skip I-IV more effective (in a way, the default harmonic development would have the weights within degree I, and the chord sequence depending on it, upon the imperfect consonant intervals contained in it: that is, the major 3rd. In such a context, secondary dominants in particular and probably seven chords in general, would have the effect of changing the relevant interval, as said earlier). In case a bass-pedal were present, it might be changed by the writing of a secondary dominant (this is the same as before in a different perspective). Greetings

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Author: Athair
Date: May 14, 2017 10:26AM

Re: Dominate 7th chord utilized outside of key
The Eagles' song seem to cast a (so-called) secondary dominant over scale degree I. It might be argued that the rationale for so doing is to atach melodic function to the tonic of I; hence making the skip I-IV more effective (in a way, the default harmonic development would have the weights within degree I, and the chord sequence depending on it, upon the imperfect consonant intervals contained in it: that is, the major 3rd. In such a context, secondary dominants in particular and probably seven chords in general, would have the effect of changing the relevant interval, as said earlier). In case a bass-pedal were present, it might be changed by the writing of a secondary dominant (this is the same in a different perspective). Greetings