The following musical examples have several secondary dominant chords. Find the chords by clicking the measures. Read the note at the end of the page if you don't know how to look for the chords.

Beethoven, Sonatina

Click the measures where you see a secondary dominant...


Tchaikovsky, Morning Prayer

Click the measures where you see a secondary dominant...

How can I identify secondary dominants?

  1. Look for chords with accidentals.
  2. If the chord is major or dominant seventh, ask yourself, of what chord this chord is the V degree.
  3. If the chord is diminished or diminished seventh, ask yourself, of what chord this chord is the VII degree.



    
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