Suggested Learning Resources


2) Video Lesson: Neapolitan Chords , InMusicTheory channel

3) Online Reading: Neapolitan 6th Voice Leading,

4) Interactive Lesson: Using the Neapolitan Chords,,

Music Theory QuickThink: 

-          Neapolitan 6th chords usually serve a predominant function, therefore will move to a dominant functioning chord (usually V)

-          In terms of voiceleading, the b2 (lowered second scale degree) pitch usually moves to the leading tone of the key (within the V chord) in one of the following ways

-          If a passing tone is used, the passing tone may or may not have a changing harmony underneath it.  If it DOES have a changing harmony, the following are common

Objective 36.2: Examples in Music: YouTube

Objective 36.2: Correctly notate the resolution of Neapolitan Sixth chords in any key