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Thread: Key changes in Val's

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    Key changes in Val's

    This is the last piece that I need to identify key changes in.

    I think from bar 1 to bar 16 it is in D major.

    But im confused from bar 17 to bar 39 because the chords change a lot so i dont really know what key it's in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pianist View Post
    This is the last piece that I need to identify key changes in.

    I think from bar 1 to bar 16 it is in D major.

    But im confused from bar 17 to bar 39 because the chords change a lot so i dont really know what key it's in.
    From 17-21, there's no accidentals, so it's still key of D major. (It starts with the IV chord, G, in bar 17, but goes back to D.)
    In bar 22 there's a G#, but this is just a "secondary leading tone chord" (G#dim) tonicising the V chord, A in bars 23-24. (Bar 22 would be analysed as "vii/V". It's like a rootless E7.)

    Then from 25-32 it's the same as from 17-24. Then there's a short bridging section (33-39) linking back to the opening theme. No key change anywhere. (There's a suggestion of modulation to the dominant, A, in bars 22-24 and 30-32, but everything either side of there is still diatonic to D major, so I'd just all it a tonicisation, occurring twice.)
    Last edited by JonR; 10-10-2016 at 03:23 PM.

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