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Thread: Augmented 6th Chords, What Key they are in.

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    Augmented 6th Chords, What Key they are in.

    I am certainly missing something here everyone.

    An Augmented 6th eg the Italian is, I understand made up of the notes A flat, C and F sharp in the Key of C.

    I cannot work out what on Earth the Key of C has to do with it. In other words why is this in the key of C?

    Regards to all and do not laugh at me if it turns out to be simple.

    Alan

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    Hi there

    This explanation will hopefully help: http://www.tonalcentre.org/Discords.html

    It's a part of common practice functional harmony to include chromatic alterations such as this (which is very often just a case of borrowing a tone from C minor for C major or vice-versa) to embellish the harmony and provide different resolutions.

    Cheers
    Tom
    Last edited by Tom R; 05-15-2017 at 05:06 AM.

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    Its a good website, Many thanks Tom.
    Alan

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