Major Diatonic Harmony

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This lesson is part of the Harmony category.


  • Students will be familiar with the (usual) musical roles and tendencies of each diatonic chord in a major key.
  • Students will be able to identify tendency tones within each harmony


Class Activities[edit]

  • Exploration of diatonic harmony in different major keys
  • Analysis of music from multiple genres and time periods which utilize diatonic harmony
  • Improvised performance using diatonic harmony


  • Harmonic analysis of a simple musical excerpt