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This lesson is part of the Harmony category.


  • Students will be able to identify and analyze different types of modulation in a musical composition.
  • Students will be able to create a modulating chord progression using a diatonic common chord.


Class Activities[edit]

  • Discussion and definition of the concept of modulation
  • Discussion of different types of modulation, including direct and common-chord
  • Harmonic analysis of modulations in different types of music
  • Composition and improvisation of a common-chord modulation between two different keys


  • Identification and analysis of different types of modulation in written and recorded music
  • Composition of a chord progression which uses common-chord modulation