PART TWO- EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY CHORD PROGRESSIONS
An example of the opening chord progression I-V is found in Dvorak’s New World Symphony. The key of the piece is in D major. The diatonic scale for the key of D is shown on the chord map.
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 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 notes. The notes that fall on the beat are * chord notes. Notes falling on an off-beat can be either chord notes or non-chord notes.
listen and identify the progressions: I-V, I-IV, I-iv-v
An example of the opening chord progression 1-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 completed when the dominant 7th chord resolves to the tonic.
The opening progression I-IV is often completed 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.