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Section 32.5 Practice Exercises

Day One

1

Use of modes. Given the melody and chord symbols for “London Bridge” in Phrygian mode, analyze the chords as lead-sheet symbols (“LSS”) and as Roman numerals (“RN”).

2

Use of parallelism. Harmonize the opening of “London Bridge” so each note of the melody note is the 9th of a dominant ninth chord.

Day Two

3

Quartal, Quintal, and Secundal Harmony. After analyzing the given chord as a lead-sheet symbol, revoice it in four ways:

  1. as a six-note tertian chord stacked only in thirds

  2. as a six-note quartal chord stacked only in perfect 4ths

  3. as a six-note quintal chord stacked only in perfect 5ths

  4. as a six-note secundal chord stacked only in 2nds

4

Polychords. Harmonize “London Bridge” using the specified polychords. Remember that the chords can be in any inversion, but should should be playable (i.e., without too big of a stretch for the hands of the pianist).

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