Quick Win #7

The Resolutions of 2s And 10s

Here's a quick summary of the main takeaways from this Quick Win!

  • the Overtone Series tells you what the root tone is in any vertical structure
  • 2s and 10s are dominant intervals and want to resolve in the way of an authentic cadence (that's step-wise movement on the Circle of Fifths in the counter-clockwise direction)


You might want to have a look at our article about Dominant Intervals used as a Secondary Dominant. It goes deeper into the application of this concept.