Suggested Learning Resources


2) Video Lesson: Harmonic Function Dr. Gawboy Vimeo Channel

Bonus Video: Embedded Phrase Model Dr. Gawboy Vimeo Channel

3) Online Reading: Earlham College Tonic, Dominant, PreDominant

4) Interactive Lesson: 

Music Theory QuickThink: 

-          Label all the chords of the selection with Roman numerals

-          Look for large sections that would indicate Tonic, Predominant, and Dominant Areas

-          Chords in inversion present a weaker form of that chord, and may act as embellishment of the previous functional area, rather than movement to a new functional area.

Objective 18.4: Examples in Music: YouTube

Objective 18.4: Label Tonic, Predominant, and Dominant function (as a contextual analysis) of real music examples