Suggested Learning Resources


2) Video Lesson: Predominant Triads in Analysis Austin Patty Channel

Bonus Video: T-PD-D-T Dr. Gawboy Vimeo Channel

3) Online Reading: Sibelius Academy Music Theory

4) Interactive Lesson: 

Music Theory QuickThink: 

-          Predominant area occurs before the Dominant area

-          ii and IV (in major) and ii° and iv (in minor) usually function as Predominant

-          NOTE: If ii or IV are not followed by a dominant area chord, then the ii or IV usually do not function in the Predominant area.

Objective 18.3: Examples in Music: YouTube

Objective 18.3: Define, identify, and label Predominant area in terms of harmonic function