Another quirk in this particular exercise is the inclusion of both the German augmented sixth chord
and a "doubly augmented sixth" chord (a.k.a.
An attractive impressionistic flavor is evoked with unresolved seventh and ninth harmonies: a French augmented sixth chord
(F#-Bb-C-E) in mm.
Darcy's own narrative style thrives on the kind of formulations which fuse musical function and dramatic motivation, as when, from bar 3511, Wotan attempts to restrain Erda 'by forcing the neighbour [A flat] to revolve [resolve?] through a German augmented sixth chord
back to the dominant'.
First, the French augmented sixth chord
(E-G#-A#-D), which begins the piece, is interpreted as a maternal, unstable sonority; and the F# that stands out from the musical surface implies a masculine stability, or tonality, as an F# triad (p.
9 that stacks to A-C#-[E.sup.[??]-G-B could function as an augmented sixth chord
if the [E.sup.[??]] were below the [C.sup.#]; however, Glassock has modified the augmented sixth chord
by inverting the interval to a diminished third.
17), moving from brief treatments of secondary functions and augmented sixth chords
through supertertian constructions and "polytonality," which "continues the evolution of tonality" (p.
For example, in the discussion of augmented sixth chords
, Bengtson provides a very helpful music example showing the diatonic evolution of this chord (p.
Drills cover chord elements, triads, triads ear training, seventh chords, seventh chords ear training, roman numerals, secondary dominants, neapolitan chords and augmented sixth chords
. Moderately difficult to difficult.
Increased use of diminished seventh and augmented sixth chords
also adds greater harmonic intensity and heighten the drama of the fifth and sixth phrases.