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INTRODUCTION

The mediant triad substitutes for the tonic or dominant triads. The dominant scale degree is the bass note of the mediant triad in first inversion.

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

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

  • Write voice doublings
  • Part write the root position mediant triad progressing to the root position submediant triad
  • Part write the root position mediant triad progressing to the root position subdominant triad
  • Part write the root position mediant triad progressing to the root position dominant triad
  • Part write the first inversion augmented mediant triad progressing to the root position submediant triad

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015