DIATONIC SCALE IN D
An example of the opening chord progression I-V is found in Dvorak’s New World Symphony in D major.
- The melody notes in bar one F#-A-F#-D fit with a chord of D major (I), and the melody notes in bar two E-A-E fit with a chord of A major (V).
- The melody contains notes that are not part of the underlying harmony (diatonic) chord. In bar 1, there is an E that isn't part of the chord of D major. In bar 2, there are two F#s that are not part of the chord of A major. These are non-chord tones.
- The notes that fall on the beat are chord tones. Notes falling on an off-beat can be either chord notes or non-chord tones.
listen and identify the progressions: I-V, I-IV, I-iv-v
An example of the opening chord progression I-V is found in Dvorak’s New World Symphony.
The I-V opening progression of Beethoven Sonata, Op. 2, No 3 is given below.
The progression is closed when the dominant V7 chord resolves to the I chord (tonic).
The opening progression I-IV is often closed by returning to the I as shown in Schumann, Album for the Young.
The IV chord often progresses to a V chord. The Bach Chorale In Allen Mein Taten illustrates the progression I-IV-V