Neapolitan sixth chords in a chord sequence
In this exercise, students are asked to invent a chord sequence that includes at least one Neapolitan sixth chord.
Goal and output
Introducing students to Neapolitan sixth chords through exploration
A chord sequence created by the student, containing at least one Neapolitan sixth chord.
• Explain the concept of Neapolitan sixth chords to students.
• Instruct students to begin by selecting a key and devising a chord sequence that only contains chords native to the key.
• Instruct students to add one or more Neapolitan sixth chords to the chord sequence.
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Detailed description of tools
You should use keyboards if this assignment is done in class.
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