How can secondary chords be introduced in an accompaniment?

In this lesson you will learn about the secondary chords and how these can be used to add interest to chord progressions. You will learn how to create your own chord progression and explore how to make it more rhythmically exciting.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What are the three most useful chords called?

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Q2.What are the numbers of the primary triads?

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Q3.What are the primary triads in roman numerals?

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Q4.What is this chord?

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Q5.What are the three primary chords in C major?

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Q6.What does syncopated mean?

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Q7.What is a scale?

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Q8.What is a semitone?

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Q9.Which of these is a semitone? Use the keyboard to help you.

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Q10.Which of these is a semitone? Use the keyboard to help you.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What are the three most useful chords called?

1/10

Q2.What are the numbers of the primary triads?

2/10

Q3.What are the primary triads in roman numerals?

3/10

Q4.What is this chord?

4/10

Q5.What are the three primary chords in C major?

5/10

Q6.What does syncopated mean?

6/10

Q7.What is a scale?

7/10

Q8.What is a semitone?

8/10

Q9.Which of these is a semitone? Use the keyboard to help you.

9/10

Q10.Which of these is a semitone? Use the keyboard to help you.

10/10

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Quiz:

How can secondary chords be introduced in an accompaniment?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What are the secondary triads?

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Q2.What are the numbers of the secondary triads?

2/9

Q3.What is this chord?

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Q4.What does the 'm' in Dm mean?

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Q5.What are the three secondary chords in C major?

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Q6.What is the accompaniment?

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Q7.What does syncopated mean?

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Q8.How can you make an accompaniment more interesting?

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Q9.How long is a dotted crotchet?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

How can secondary chords be introduced in an accompaniment?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What are the secondary triads?

1/9

Q2.What are the numbers of the secondary triads?

2/9

Q3.What is this chord?

3/9

Q4.What does the 'm' in Dm mean?

4/9

Q5.What are the three secondary chords in C major?

5/9

Q6.What is the accompaniment?

6/9

Q7.What does syncopated mean?

7/9

Q8.How can you make an accompaniment more interesting?

8/9

Q9.How long is a dotted crotchet?

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Lesson summary: How can secondary chords be introduced in an accompaniment?

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