Assignment: Neapolitan Sixth Chord


Using a different key for each write brief progressions that demonstrate correct usage of bII6. Try to vary the approach to the Neapolitan by using VI, IV6, I , or I6.
  1. bII6-V (minor key)
  2. bII6-V (major key)
  3. bII6 preceded by parallel first inversion triads.
  4. bII6-VIIo43
  5. Expanded Neapolitan (bII6-bII) preceded by bVI.


Listen to the melody below. I have composed an accompaniment for the first few measures. Please write out the MELODY ONLY for next class, noting each structural cadence and each appearance of the Neapolitan 6th.


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  • Nathan
  • Richard
  • Nick