Writing Altered Dominants in Different Keys
Each of the following exercises presents a key and a Roman numeral. Write the appropriate chord on the staff provided. Don’t forget to invert your chords when necessary. Avoid using ledger lines when possible.
Resolving Altered Dominants and Enharmonic Equivalents
Each of the exercises below gives space for two enharmonically related chord progressions. Complete the progression on the left first. Start by writing the indicated altered dominant or augmented sixth chord in the specified key. Then resolve the chord as indicated by the second Roman numeral following standard voice-leading conventions as closely as possible. Next, copy the progression in the empty measure to the right. Identify the key in which the notated chords match the Roman numerals below. Write the key signature on the staff and the name of the key on the blank line. (Note: Depending on key and chords, you may need more accidentals in one progression than in the other. Don’t forget to use the raised leading tone for dominant chords in minor keys.)
Complete each of the exercises below, following standard voice-leading conventions as closely as possible. For more detailed instructions, strategies, and proofreading tips, consult the part-writing guide found at the beginning of this book.
Figured Bass Realization
Write the Roman numerals that correspond with each figured bass note on the lines provided. Then, complete the progression by filling in the upper voices.
Roman Numeral Realization
Complete the progression according to the given key and Roman numerals by filling in all four voices. The first chord of each progression has been provided for you.
Write the scale degree numbers of each note in the soprano melody on the lines above the staff. Then, select a suitable chord progression which incorporates the harmonies covered in this chapter to harmonize the melody and write the appropriate Roman numerals on the lines below the staff. Finally, complete the progression by filling in the remaining voices.
Analyze each of the following excerpts by adding a Roman numeral to each of the lines below the lower staff. Don’t forget to match your Roman numeral case (upper or lower) to the quality of the chord and use extra symbols (like o) where needed. Use bass figures to indicate inversions.