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Section 19.2 Harmonization of Borrowed Scale Degrees

Let us examine the ways ♭\(\hat{6}\) can be harmonized as root, 3rd, 5th, and 7th of a borrowed chord.

Figure 19.2.1. Harmonization of ♭\(\hat{6}\)

Here are the ways ♭\(\hat{3}\) and ♭\(\hat{7}\) can each be harmonized as root, 3rd, and 5th of a borrowed chord (notice some of these chords are duplicates from the previous example).

Figure 19.2.2. Harmonization of ♭\(\hat{3}\) and ♭\(\hat{7}\)

It is not necessary to memorize the chords in this section so much as to realize that the quality of diatonic chords will be altered when a scale degree from the minor mode is included in the chord.