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Message: Re: Making the tonic chord a Dominant 7?

Changed By: Viz
Change Date: May 29, 2017 01:20AM

Re: Making the tonic chord a Dominant 7?
Hi, the Ib7 chord is indeed changing the tonic to a temporary (or "secondary") dominant, so it can resolve nicely to the the IV chord in a V-I cadence. The flat 6 chord is indeed borrowed from f minor. He doesn't use a minor iv chord, it's a minor v chord (the c minor), which is also from f minor. So the whole majority of the 2nd theme is in f minor before returning to the "happy" place of F major.

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Author: Viz
Date: May 29, 2017 01:04AM

Re: Making the tonic chord a Dominant 7?
Hi, the Ib7 chord is indeed changing the tonic to a temporary (or "secondary") dominant, so it can resolve nicely to the the IV chord in a V-I cadence. The flat 6 chord is indeed borrowed from f minor. He doesn't use a minor iv chord, it's a minor v chord (the c minor), which is also from f minor. So the whole 2nd theme is in f minor before returning to the "happy" place of F major.