One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The sixth note of the diatonic scale of any key.
- ‘First inversion of the submediant triad occurs primarily as a tonic chord with resolved or unresolved appoggiatura.’
- ‘The Mass in C has a tonal plan based on mediant and submediant.’
- ‘Chromatic and borrowed harmonies in progressions are introduced, such as chords of the Neapolitan sixth, augmented sixth, and altered dominants, mediants and submediants.’
- ‘It does not resolve to the deceptive motion at the submediant sonority until the final eighth note in the alto voice, and then only very briefly in a highly syncopated rhythmic environment.’
- ‘Examining the implications of submediant superimpositions as two keys helps illuminate structures in these pieces that are hidden when viewed through a single tonality.’
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