Repitition in Music

This is a perfect example of repitition. The melody is repeated in the bass line, and vice versa. This is just a small part from Swan Lake, but it is one of my favorite parts.

I transcribed the music and then repeated it in different keys with different instruments for this song.

(Warning: Once you hear it you will be humming it for the rest of the day.)

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Today’s Music Lesson

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Music is fascinating, isn’t it? Today I made the following progression to illustrate how dominant chords work. Any time you want to change keys you should play a new dominant seventh chord to state the fact that you are in the new key.

This example has every secondary dominant in the key of G Major. The closely related keys to G Major are: A Minor, B Minor, C Major, D Major, and E Minor. You just need to add the dominant chord of each of those keys prior to playing them. (I added F Major because I am a rebel.)

Class dismissed.