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Neapolitan sixth chordlocked

  • William Drabkin

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The first inversion of the major triad built on the flattened second degree of the scale; in C major or minor, F–A♭–D♭. It usually precedes a V–I cadence and it functions like a subdominant (in German chord analysis it can be described as the Leittonwechselklang...

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