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Roots of the ClassicalThe Popular Origins of Western Music$
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Peter Van der Merwe

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198166474

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198166474.001.0001

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Primitive Harmony

Primitive Harmony

(p.53) 5 Primitive Harmony
Roots of the Classical

Peter van der Merwe

Oxford University Press

This chapter deals with the two most important routes from pure melody to harmony: the so-called ‘double tonic’ progression, consisting of two alternating triads with basses a tone apart, which is to harmonic progression what the children's chant is to melody; and the other is the drone, which for all practical purposes entered European music from the East.

Keywords:   pure melody, harmony, double tonic, drone, European music

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