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INTRODUCTION

The submediant triad can substitute for the tonic triad, both are similar in sound and function. The tonic note of the key is the bass note of the submediant triad in first inversion.

In this lesson, you will learn substitutions, triad positions, doublings, uses, and part writing of the submediant triad.

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Write voice doublings
  • Part write the root position submediant triad progressing to the supertonic triad
  • Part write the root position submediant triad progressing to the root position subdominant triad
  • Part write the root position submediant triad progressing to the root position mediant triad

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015