This chapter examines harmonic succession in rock music. It discusses music theorists' view that rock music follows the standards of the common practice with regard to harmonic progression and suggests that the standard patterns of harmonic succession used in rock are best understood when compared with the traditional norms from which they depart. It also analyzes the harmonic succession in several rock songs including Bee Gees' “To Love Somebody”, Moody Blues'“Nights In White Satin”, and Journey's “Faithfully”.
Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.