writing exercise 1:
name the chord progressions

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Name the Chord Progressions

Listen to the following audio examples and identify the chord progressions using Roman numeral notation.

To begin, listen for the harmonic rate of progression, which will help identify the tempo of the harmony. Next, pay attention to the lowest voice for root movement, which helps outline the harmonic progression. Then, identify the top voice or the melodic voice, and finally, locate the guide tones, i.e., thirds and sevenths, while tracking their movement through the chord sequence.