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dominant preparation

[1] any chord or sonority that acts as a link between the two poles of a harmonic axis and implying motion toward the pole of instability. A traditional example is the IV between I and V. See: harmonic function
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dominant preparation

At the end of the development, the extensive use of dominant harmony. This helps to stabilize the harmony, which is usually destabilized in the development, and also creates an expectation for the ret [..]

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