The strong and weak chords provide harmonic contrast, like the celery with your nuclear hot wings. This is a great resource for anyone studying the Bach Chorales for a deeper understanding of harmony from the Master himself. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685—1750) was one of the great musical geniuses of all time. Note too, as happens all the time in minor key chorales, that the cadences on Bb major sound more like temporary shifts of tonic to the relative major key, prepared in the first case by a viiº7/V and in the second case by a IV chord. The last two are 6 4 chords; the 6 may be major or minor. That frees the 1 to go up instead of down, since it's no longer a dissonance. It can also go to bIII (measure 18). There are a couple of reasons for that. To demonstrate, let’s go back to our C Major scale and build triads on each of the scale degrees. The chord symbols for the most commonly used types of Ninth Chords are illustrated in C Major below: There are two other types of “Ninth Chords” that Bach uses in his music (the Nine-Six Chord and the Nine- … In the days of modal polyphony, every other mode used the 7 as a leading tone at the final cadence, including mixolydian, dorian, and aeolian, where the seventh degree had to be altered, but not in phrygian. 21.4 Roman numeral analysis with figured bass. vi6 (and bVI6) are not particularly common chords, in part because they're too similar to the tonic. In a Dm7/F, the dissonant note is the C and it wants to resolve down; in an F6, it's the D and it wants to resolve up. For most of these, I had to agonize a bit over how to voice the chords. The Roman numeral corresponds to the scale degree of the major scale, so the major triad on the 6th scale degree of the minor scale, which is the b6, is bVI. The v is the minor dominant, and it's relatively uncommon in Common Practice music, but it does show up. THe root position V chord is strong, but with the bass going down to the 7th and giving up its root position, the cadence is weak instead. Listen and view here. There are (at least) two ways to think about Common Practice harmony: as individual, invertible entities called chords, or as a confluence of voices over a bass voice. Essentially, he puts a name on any combination of notes that could fit the description of a chord from C.P.E. Circle all nonharmonic tones and write the abbreviations representing the name nearby. The tonic is held over the vø7 chord, acting as a pedal; here, it takes the place of the third of the chord. But as a passing chord, it still has function. The leading tone goes up in all of them (except measure 8), because that's arguably the most important note in the chord. If I'd gotten 0, I'd just do chorale 389 and realize that I forgot to add 1. The chord in 23 is an ugly but functional one, a M7#5 chord (in first inversion); it doesn't come up a whole lot. The iv is the alternate tonal center in phrygian dominant, being the relative minor (measure 10). These 5 3 sonorities come in two flavors, one with a perfect fifth and major third, and one with a perfect fifth and minor third, so we call the first one a major triad and the second a minor triad. SOME PEOPLE DO THEM ALL UPPERCASE (and they don't bother with the diminished symbol, either). If you do want a 6 going to 7 in a ii-type chord, your best bet is to use IV6 (measure 13). An arrival on a I6 or i6 is a weak arrival (measures 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 12, Example 9.20 measures 6 and 10, Example 9.22 measure 21) and is not generally used to finish a piece of music, but rather, it's an intermediate arrival. The one thing that would be weird is if it went to V65 or to any chord with a 7 in the bass. Talking about cadences, the fermatas go where the cadences happen. CHORALE 29. And what happens if you omit the root of a V7? We're not writing performance instructions, and we're not trying to encode the sheet music into compact symbols. Functional harmony exists within a tonal system, where the notes of the scale have their own tendencies, especially relative to the chords. There's some debate about which of these chords are truly diatonic to minor. Let's see how the viio7 handles things: The viio7 behaves basically like a V65 and generally resolves to i (measures 2, 3); the viio65 behaves basically like a V43, linking i and i6 or similar (measures 4, 6), and the viio43 behaves basically like a V42, resolving to i6 (measure 12). But the weirdness doesn't stop, because Bach in the fourth eighth note twists the knife by adding an E#. In fact, in my college theory class, we didn't use the o symbol at all. The other is in C major, touching on A minor, the relative minor. Finally, the bVII7 would normally go to bIII (measure 10), but mostly, if you see a bVII7, you're really seeing a V7 in the key of the bIII. In pop music, you would call them IV chords with an added 6th (in C, the chord would be F6 rather than Dm7/F). The bVII chord is the subtonic. If you use the chord in other ways, it's no longer functional. We've never really figured out a good definition of functional harmony, but at the least we need to have chord roots progressing in a sensible way and voice leading working in a sensible way. This polyphonic melody implies three voices, with suspensions. Due to the viio7 being symmetrical (in 12-tone equal temperament, anyway), there are only four such chords, which means that the same notes that form a viio7 in the key of C will also form one in the keys of Eb, F#, and A, up to enharmonics. We can understand this in part by thinking of a diminished triad as a subset of a diminished 7th chord; no matter what inversion the diminished 7th chord is in, it's still the same diminished 7th chord (Bdim7 is the same as Ddim7 is the same as Fdim7 is the same as G#dim7, up to enharmonics), so if you change the inversion of the triad, say from Bdim in first inversion to Bdim in second inversion, you're just changing a Ddim7 with missing b5 to an Fdim7 with missing b3. bb 3. February 2015 December 2014 November 2014 September 2014. The viio6 is useful when the bass is on the 2 and a dominant is required, since the V chord would need to be in the dissonant and unbalanced second inversion (but a V43 chord is another option; we'll talk about that one in a bit). The chord is a B major chord in first inversion, and it wants to resolve to E major, the V in A. They're even tied over. The b2 as an active tone is actually problematic because doubling it is extremely awkward. You have an unstable second inversion ii chord with a 7 added. C is the fourth of G, the triad is major, and it's in the 6 4 position, so the chord is IV64. The music doesn't feel resolved on a sixth chord. The third is often skipped in this chord, and when voiced in three parts, it's actually a iiø43 rather than a iiø42, with the b6 in the bass. The 2 and 4, on the other hand, aren't as active. The V42/IV - V43/V - IV6 is normal, but then, that second chord is very strange: it's C# minor, in second inversion. This can make the viio7 useful in modulation (measure 10). Well, I did that, and it sounded bad, so I changed it. BAIN MUSC 116 Music Theory II. Of course, it can go to viio or viio7 or even v instead, depending on circumstances. The 3 is a dissonant seventh and therefore resolves down. Determine and notate the harmonic rhythm (HR) for Bach’s Chorale 153 (example 13.15). We're pretty far into the book, but we only just now started talking about functional harmony in detail; you know why that is? (Note that the little dash under the # in the symbols is because Sibelius is very weird about Roman numeral notation; it's a workaround in order to — get this — advance the cursor, because otherwise, the # and the 5 get written in the same location, one on top of the other, and the little dash is the only thing I've found that advances the cursor. Now, in four-part writing, this produces some problematic voice leading, because the V7 contains the 7, the leading tone, which is active and wants to resolve up to 1, as well as the 4, which is dissonant, so it wants to resolve down to 3 or b3. ... Bach Chorale Ach wie nichtig III in minor.png 2,119 × 682; 8 KB. In text, I'll write bIII+ instead of bIII#5, but in analysis, the #5 is probably more useful. 4-3). In the bass... well, how about this, the bass should go G - F - E, making the F a passing tone, but it ends with C instead, which is OK because you already have F resolving to E in the tenor. That's the thing. I mentioned that the regular resolution for a seventh chord is up a fourth, which we have here in measure 14. To do this, you need to consider the harmonic function of the pivot chords. Dorian was especially common, and this is why we often see (for instance) chorales written in G with only a one-flat key signature. But it maintains the modal framework of those pieces, and that means that the hymn is in a form of mixolydian, not major. If analyzed in D major, the piece actually ends with I - V, which is a half-cadence. 4 2 is figured bass shorthand for 6 4 2. First inversion can make many of these problems less problematic because you're less beholden to the traditional doubling strictures. So, the vø7 chord can resolve to I just fine: b2 goes to 1, b7 goes to 1 or 5, 4 goes to 3, 5 goes to 1 or 5 (measures 1, 4, 6, 12, 15, 20). iiio7 could also go to some other chord with the iv in the bass, like a bII6; as a diminished 7th chord, it can really go anywhere, but the question is where it can go while maintaining the tonality. bIII+64 to bVI6 is not the strongest-sounding progression, but it's the best one available given the circumstances. In 1764 the firm "Breitkopf und Sohn" an- nounced for sale manuscript copies of 150 chorale harmonizations by J. S. Bach, and also manu- script copies of 240 chorale melodies with figured basses. The C6 and Em6 are better thought of as added-sixth chords, which is an important but subtle distinction. Let's analyze it: This is from Part III of Bach's Christmas Oratorio (it's number 28), and Bach's original scoring includes a basso continuo part that's slightly different from the bass part of the chorale. While iv7 can go to bVII, it usually doesn't; the usual way the IV7 and iv7 go is to V (Example 9.38 measures 19, 21), which you'll recall is pretty similar to the viio anyway. In the viiø7 chord, the 7th is the same note as the 9th in the V9 and it also has to resolve down, though the 5th, which is the same note as the 7th in the V7 and V9, is free to resolve in any direction (even though it sounds nicer when it resolves down). Hopefully; he's coming on the next train. I love his fugues and a lot of his other work, but the chorales are just not very interesting to me. The 7 wants to resolve to 1 and the 4 wants to resolve to 3; the viio chord is dissonant on its own and generally wants to resolve. One of us has written a rule-based Roman numeral ana-lyzer that reproduces human analyses of the Bach chorales with roughly 82% accuracy (DT forthcoming work; code available on request). You can see the viio6 in measures 5, 7, and 9; it leads to iii in measure 8 and to I6 and i6, respectively, in measures 6 and 10. Added sixth chords are also 6 5 chords... but, right, we're getting there. Since so many of Bach's chorales are based on Martin Luther hymns, his having to shoehorn a modal melody into a tonal context is fairly common among the chorales, and in many cases, the ending on a half-cadence is much clearer, as when a chorale is in the phrygian modes (Mode III or IV). It gives you two chord progressions, one in C minor, touching on Eb major, the relative major. Return to: MUSC 116. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a high-level introduction to the topics in the music and computer science fields … These add up to four different chords: 7 5 3, 6 5 3, 6 4 3, and 6 4 2: These four kinds of chords come with shorthand: the 7 5 3 is written simply as 7, the 6 5 3 is written simply as 6 5, the 6 4 3 is written simply as 4 3, and the 6 4 2 is written simply as either 4 2 or just 2. There's another situation that happens specifically with the I chord (though it could happen with other chords if you wanted it to), which is when the 7th is actually a retardation into the root (measures 17, 18, 26). This edition presents the chorales of Bach accompanied by harmonic analysis. Notice how the two upper voices simply move down by step each time, taking the descending melodic minor notes, but the tenor descends by leap. We'll look at the difference shortly! Measure 15 to 16 was far easier since the F's were available. This means that, for the other diatonic triads, you can pretty much add a seventh whenever this sort of appoggiatura would make sense. Other people have their preferences, but I like to do things the way I'm showing you because the system is flexible. The modern musician who may not be so familiar with music theory and harmonic analysis will still benefit from this edition of the Bach chorales as each chord is identified … It is spiral bound so opens out flat for easy access and uses both Roman Numerals and chord names. The notes here are G C E — the E is natural, because the sharp raises it from the Eb. The bVI is the relative major and it doesn't have much of a place in phrygian dominant to begin with, but you can have a bVI7 or bVI7#5 go to a dominant (measures 13, 15). The cadential points are the fermatas. The V65 chord is just the first inversion variant of V7, and it's used... whenever (measures 5, 7, Example 9.31 measure 12). The third is also more of a flavor tone than a meat-and-potatoes tone; just a pinch is enough to give taste to the chord. (And the YouTube channel 12tone does IIm instead of ii. We need to understand the non-harmonic tones to properly understand what's actually in the chord. Since sixth chords are consonant (well, other than the diminished/augmented ones), there's no reason to avoid them, except that, for singers, they can be harder to tune if you're used to hearing the bass as the root of the chord. Both chords can serve as pre-dominants, though, and they readily go to V (measures 27, 37). There are a few basic types: The pedal 6 4, also known as a neighbor 6 4 (in analogy to neighbor tones), is usually when the notes of the 6 4 chord are two neighbor tones at the same time (measures 1 and 4), but so long as the bass stays the same from first chord to 6 4 to third chord, it's a pedal 6 4 (measures 1, 2, 4, 5, 7). Let's start with the V7 and its inversions, because this is by far the most common use of 7th chords: The regular resolution of a V7 is into I (measures 1, 2, Example 9.22 measure 25, Example 9.31 measures 8, 21) or i (measures 3, 12, Example 9.22 measure 26, Example 9.27 measures 14, 16). These two tendency tones are also dissonant with each other, forming a tritone that usually has to be resolved, but the tritone is secondary to the more important dissonance of the seventh between the 5, the root, and the 4. The Chorale Style. So that B is actually the IV of F#m, the chord on beat 3. Remember when I said that the scale degrees are relative to the major scale? In a sixth chord, you can really double anything. Added diminished seventh chord original.png 819 × 203; 5 KB. It will be long, because there are lots of chords and situations to cover, but by the end of this section, you should be able to correctly stick I's and V's under the chords of any piece of music that uses functional harmony. One book I've read calls it the bVI, but in minor, the same chord is the VI. Second, we examine best practices in the encoding of pitch, time, and harmony for machine learning tasks. The viio64 is just a dominant, and it's a good choice for when you want a dominant over a 4 in the bass (measures 1 and 3). The ending in measure 21 is very typical of Common Practice cadences, with the octave leap in the bass, the resolution of the 64, and the 7th passing tone in an inner voice. Scary chords! Ergh, you're poking holes in my argument. Just like the minor triad on A is an A minor triad, the minor triad on scale degree 6 is vi. A cadence is a pause or resolution in the music, and this is important because the cadence doesn't have to be harmonic, and a V - I harmony doesn't have to be a cadence. I'd argue that the progression V7 - IV is not functional, but treating the IV as an appoggiatura or passing chord to the I makes it OK. On the other hand, the voice leading is far too irregular. This template is intended to include all visual files containing Roman numeral analysis. It's possible this chorale is really in E Dorian, since that "extra" C♯ in the key signature would be the characteristic Dorian scale degree. Bach's chorale harmonisations are all for a four-part choir (SATB), but Riemenschneider's and Terry's collections contain one 5-part SSATB choral harmonisation (Welt, ade! This chord is common as IV64 or iv64, a neighbor to I or i (measures 1, 2, 4, 5), but it could also happen on other scale degrees (measure 7). Contextual Analysis of Chorale Phrase Harmonizations by J.S. That's not why I want to talk about them, though. 3 using the Schenkerian method, by reducing the score down to its basic foundations, in order to show how the work can be understood on the foreground, middle ground and background levels. The viio chord tends to appear most often in first inversion, because the viio chord in root position sounds very unbalanced due to the 7 being an active tone in the bass that has a dissonance against it (the 4). inversion, and no numbers if in root position. That said, the Em does make more sense as a ii in D, which wouldn't involve any borrowing. Yeah, those don't come up unless you're doing something really far out there. The reason why I chose this analysis is because V/V resolving to I is very weird; it makes more sense for a IV to be prolonging a V. Bar 7 is where the crazy begins. The chords without the raised 6th and raised 7th are obviously diatonic. This really only applies to four-voice textures, though, so in any other situation, these guidelines go out the window. Several of the Bach chorales end in half cadences, mostly because it's the simplest way to adapt a modal melody to Bach's rigid tonality, but also because these chorales are generally short single movements in much larger works, and the half-cadence can resolve in the downbeat of the next movement. The issue is that the root is the note that sounds dissonant here, not the seventh in the bass. Let's do another: suppose we're in G minor and we play G with a #6 4 above it. For example, if we're in C major and we play an F in the bass with a 6 3 above it, the notes are F A D, which is a D minor triad in the 6 3 inversion. The interval of the fifth feels upside-down, since the more stable note is above the less stable note, kind of like a pyramid standing on its point rather than on its base. The reason we're learning how these chords are used — as opposed to simply looking at the root and knowing how to label it — is because each chord behaves in a particular way in functional harmony. The problem is in measure 11, where not only is i65 - iio6 irregular, but the chord of resolution is dissonant while the regular resolution is consonant. The other sixth chords are likely to show up in similar circumstances to their root position equivalents but in contrapuntal situations that end up with the third in the bass. The underlying assumption of Roman numeral analysis is that the most important of the two pieces of information is the root, so the third chord above is an A minor chord even though the bass is C. The problem is, as we'll see, that other factors complicate things, because it's not always clear just what note the root happens to be. In figured bass, the composer needs to tell the performer what to play, but in analysis, we learn what we want to learn. Provide a Roman numeral analysis, comparing each version to the others. The bIII+ is also rare and it's dissonant anyway, so it might happen as a momentary sonority between other sounds (measure 19, Example 9.22 measure 27), and not as its own important chord with an important function. If you need to, double the fifth. Non-dominant 9ths are quite rare in Common Practice music, but there's no reason not to use this perfectly functional chord. In modern music, especially in dorian, these chords are very popular, but not so much in Common Practice. The root going up a fourth usually sounds nice (measures 13, 19). The V7 and viio7, and to a lesser extent the ii7 and iiø7, are the "main" seventh chords you'll see. Rising diminished 7ths! The iv7 goes to vø7 just like in minor (well, except that it's V7 in minor, not vø7 — details) (measure 3). Actually, it spat out 256 first, but I didn't like that one as much so I went to the next one. If you really need to, double the third. So, you know what I said about Roman numerals being uppercase or lowercase depending on the flavor? The reason is that the root position chord feels weird if it's not sonically strong, meaning a strong root, while the first inversion chord is not governed as much by its root or its bass, being more of a contrapuntal chord. (In contrast, a suspended fourth resolves down, which is one of the ways you can tell if the fourth is suspended or an 11th.) The analysis includes modern chord symbols, Roman numeral analysis, and notes on thorough-bass figures which provide insight into Bach's way of thinking.With a preface, introduction and indices. Bach’s Chorals, vol. The remaining diminished chords (vio64 in measure 13, iiio64 in measure 15) are already only occasional sonorities, so they too are not changed by being in second inversion. 1. Unaccented passing tone = PT. Is it the VI? In the soprano, you have B - C - C — the first C is an anticipation, obviously. I have analysed Bach’s allemande from the English suite no. The dissonant 7th is in the bass, making for an active bass line, and it pretty much has to resolve to the I6 (or i6), since that dissonance resolves down (measures 10, 16, Example 9.28 measure 7). It's good to understand where these chords came from. Go here [pdf] to download and print Bach Chorale #27. The cool thing is that the ii7 is essentially a combination of the ii and IV chords. So the 6 4 chord is in an interesting position: it's technically dissonant, but the intervals in the chord are only dissonant in context because the fourth is only dissonant above the bass due to how it turns the tonicization upside-down. The Roman numeral, on the other hand, is an analysis: you need to look at the chord and figure out which note is the root. The third of the vø7 chord is relatively unimportant; the b2 and 4 are definitely active (and are present in the other dominant equivalents, bvii and bII), but the third can be skipped. The bVI+ (measure 12) and iiio (measure 15) are more occasional sonorities in subtler, more contrapuntal passages, while the bVI can be a pre-dominant (measure 20) if used in the right way. As for the weirdness... You can look at the information about the melody above, or you can just see it on Wikipedia. The root is standard for doubling, but it's not actually a big deal to change it. This is a secondary dominant. Media in category "Roman numeral analysis" The following 185 files are in this category, out of 185 total. Definitely agreed that Roman numeral analysis doesn't say everything there is to say and wasn't part of how anyone thought in Bach's day. You get a viio. BAIN MUSC 116 Music Theory II. I added it to the recording but not to the sheet music since I didn't want to be confusing. That's the Common Practice 7th chord in a nutshell. As you can see, we use figured bass shorthand notation to denote inversions, but we use Roman numerals to denote chordal roots. The viiø7 not extremely often; the viio7 very often. In 9, it resolves to a consonance, the ii6, but in 11, if it resolved to iio6, it would be a dissonance. Instead, the A continues in the alto, and the alto then has that G natural that's the b7 in A mixolydian (along with some other rearranging of the original ending). No point, right? Some authors will write V64 - 53 (or V864 - 753 when the resolution is actually a V7). Remember that it modulates (use roman numerals relative to the new key when you do this). So we generally want the 7 to go up to 1 and the 4 to go down to 3. The second chord is V42. So, you see, the IV is an incidental chord that happens through voice leading, not really a functional harmonic chord. Notice how some of the Roman numerals are uppercase and others are lowercase. That would have introduced a cross-relation, with the A natural in the bass followed by the Ab in the tenor, so I added a passing tone to make the cross-relation less awkward. The alto here would be a great example of the descending A melodic minor scale if it had an F natural instead of an F#, but the descent into G is enough to make me think of the v as borrowed rather than altered. I actually was taught in college with the all uppercase, relative to its own scale system. User’s Guide, Chapter 20: Examples 2¶. In general, these chords behave just like V7 chords except that there's an added note that needs to resolve. The bII7, by virtue of having a 1, is relegated to pre-dominancy (measures 5, 19). In fact, it would sound weird and incomplete if you played V7 - IV without going to I afterwards. per symbol} 1. It sounds like they're the same, but they're not quite the same: in the chord with the 6th, the 6th is the dissonance, while in a 7th chord, the 7th is the dissonance. iii6 and bIII+6 can be just alterations of the V chord (Example 9.22 measures 25 and 27), but they (and bIII, see measure 8) could just come up as a result of counterpoint doing its thing. This one is actually a double appoggiatura (or double suspension, or whatever), a 6-5 suspension and a 4-3 suspension on the same chord. Example 3 (RM87, final phrase) Bain | University of South Carolina | School of Music http://in.music.sc.edu/fs/bain/vc/musc116s/, University of South Carolina. A little bit of chromaticism was necessary in measure 17 to prevent an augmented second, but as long as we keep that b2, we don't lose that freygish feeling we love. I'm not entirely surprised, because the chord doesn't sound great. You could try to find a use for them, I'm sure, but the bVII#7 is too dissonant anyway and the viiø7 just sounds like major. You can also learn far more than you ever wanted to learn about the melody itself; the text is by Martin Luther and the melody is by Johann Walther, both dated to 1524. If you're in minor, the bass forms a tritone with the ninth, not a perfect fifth, so you can resolve them both down (measure 6). Bach often set the same tune many times, with different results. The 4 doesn't need to resolve that badly, and the viio chord can also go to iii sometimes. U Name: U?### u u & # 2. Also different.) Because I could, I had the 6 go up as well, but you could easily have switched the tenor and soprano on that chord, such that it would be voiced F C E A instead, and the C would go down to B and the A down to G. I didn't do that because we get so little opportunity to have the 6 go up to 7 as it is. The b6 also goes down in all of them. I know how these progressions typically go — I'm writing this book, after all — but the mechanics of actually voicing them is a kind of puzzle. Actually, if you don't like these guidelines, they go out the window too. Another possibility would have been iv64 or iv43, but these chords usually need a bit more care. Given the range, if we remember our Gregorian modes, this hymn is in Mode VIII, hypomixolydian! It's fairly rare in Common Practice music, but in pop music, it's usually a dominant, going up to the i or I (measure 15). The Roman numeral analysis suffers from much the same flaw as the popular/jazz-style chord symbols: the author does not do a sufficient job of distinguishing between structurally important chords and passing chords. That's not how these chords were thought of historically, and if we are to properly understand and use them, we shouldn't think of them that way either. I prefer to write it in text as viio, but it's more proper to write vii°. They are nearly always used as nothing more than an exercise in Roman numeral analysis, which, frankly, misses the point. We'll talk about them soon. So, let's get to the Roman numerals. The ii65 (and iiø65) are very common chords. When in first inversion (6 3), it's usually weaker and serves a more middle-of-the-phrase purpose. In this case I opted for a bit of embellishment and made it a viio7 instead. BAIN MUSC 116. The vi7 goes to ii (measures 3, 7), but the bVI7 doesn't generally go to iio (measure 11) because that's a tritone rather than a fourth (again, an exception is made for a strong melody or a sequence). Since the iii is a fifth above the vi, it can also go that way (measures 8 and 12), or, commonly, to the IV as a substitute for the vi (measure 23 into 24). Bach chorales are still in regular use in today’s theory classes, however, their full potential is often not realized. I think the solution is to embrace the parallels. 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