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Section 21.6 Distingushing Between Chromatic Harmonies

The following table provides a brief synopsis of what to look for when analyzing chromatic harmonies.

Table 21.6.1. Distingushing Between Chromatic Harmonies
Chromatic Chord Type What to look for Chord Labels
Secondary Dominant QUALITY—M triad or Mm7 V/, V7/
Secondary Diminished QUALITY—\(\left.\text{}^{\circ}{}\right.\), \(\left.\text{}^{\circ}{}^{7}\right.\), \(\left.\text{}^ø{}^{7}\right.\) \(\left.\text{vii}^{\circ}{}\right.\)/, \(\left.\text{vii}^ø{}^{7}\right.\)/, \(\left.\text{vii}^{\circ}{}^{7}\right.\)/
Mode Mixture ACCIDENTALS—lowered notes \(\left.\text{ii}^{\circ}{}\right.\), \(\left.\text{ii}^ø{}^{7}\right.\), \(\left.\text{iv}\right.\), \(\left.\text{vii}^{\circ}{}^{7}\right.\), ♭\(\left.\text{VI}\right.\), etc.
Neapolitan ♭II N
Augmented Sixth Chord \(\left.\text{}^{\circ}{}\right.\)3 interval \(\left.\text{It}^{+6}\right.\), \(\left.\text{Fr}^{+6}\right.\), \(\left.\text{Ger}^{+6}\right.\), \(\left.\text{EnGer}^{+6}\right.\)