Asked • 05/27/19

Tonicisation of Secondary Dominant in D Minor?

Okay, so I'm basically just hoping someone can tell me if I'm on the right or wrong track here. I have to implement the technique described in the title in a piece I've written for an assessment. In some of my notes, they imply that you can simply move a perfect fifth down or a perfect fourth up from a dominant chord to create a secondary dominant - does this sound right? And then, to tonicize that secondary dominant, do you simply pretend as if you're in the key based on that note and write triads in that key? For example - my piece is in D Minor, so if I were to say take chord III (F Major) - would a perfect fourth up be A? - and if so, would I then treat it as A Major or minor for the following chords? Hope I've given enough info, any advice would be so greatly appreciated. I've come to at least a basic understanding about the other techniques I've been asked to apply but this one is still really troubling me.

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David W. answered • 05/27/19

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