Neapolitan sixth

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Neapolitan sixth

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(Classical Music) (in musical harmony) a chord composed of the subdominant of the key, plus a minor third and a minor sixth. Harmonically it is equivalent to the first inversion of a major chord built upon the flattened supertonic
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This final volume in this series provides a discussion of such topics as modal mixture, borrowed chords, the Neapolitan chord, common tone chords, modulation, composition, Bach chorales and two-voice counterpoint.
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