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Roman Numeral Question

Posted by yttrium 
Roman Numeral Question
March 17, 2017 06:20PM
I'm doing a roman numeral analysis of an excerpt, and I have a question about one of the chords.


The section in the picture is in the key of G major, and I'm fairly sure that the roman numerals I have written so far are correct. However, I'm not sure what chord is made in the boxes, what notes are and aren't chord tones, and what type of cadence this creates. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Re: Roman Numeral Question
March 18, 2017 04:41PM
Tough one..

If we consider b-d as passing notes, we end up with something like an Am7b5/G chord. It could be seen as a third inversion of the second degree with an Eb borrowed from the parallel key of G minor...

If we only take into account the dotted notes C-Eb, it could be seen as a second inversion of the fourth degree, again with an Eb borrowed from G minor. This would make it some kind of "minor plagal cadence" (iv - I).

I found some more info here: www.angelfire.com/fl4/moneychords/minorplagal.html
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