Secondary supertonic chord

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Secondary supertonic chord: ii7/V - V/V [- V] in C major (a7 - D7 [- G]) About this sound Play .

In music theory, the secondary supertonic chord or secondary second, is a secondary chord, but rather than being on the dominant it is on the supertonic scale degree and rather than tonicizing a degree other than the tonic, as does a secondary dominant, it creates a temporary dominant.[1] Thus the progression - - .

Examples include ii7/III (Fmin.7, in C major).[2]

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  1. ^ Blatter, Alfred (2007). Revisiting Music Theory: A Guide to the Practice, p.133. ISBN 0-415-97440-2.
  2. ^ Russo, William (1973). Composing for the Jazz Orchestra, p.80. ISBN 978-0-226-73209-1.