I am stuck in a melody because i am using in-harmonic A minor and i need a function between its fifth and itself. So, if you people have any ideas, please do solve my problem? I will be obliged for that.

Thank you

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    I don't think this needs to be closed, but it's very unclear what you're trying to accomplish here. Can you edit the question to include the context of "bait and switch"?
    – NReilingh
    May 11, 2014 at 17:27
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    Please also clarify what you mean by "I need a function between its fifth and itself". I am assuming it refers to A minor, but then I'm wondering do you mean the key or the chord? May 11, 2014 at 21:06

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I'm not quite sure what you're asking here. To me, "bait and switch" implies a deceptive cadence, in which V (the dominant chord) resolves to VI (in a major key it would be vi) instead of the regular i chord. So in the key of A Minor, instead of resolving E to Am, you'd play E to F.

More generally, you might try looking at some other irregular resolutions.

  • well, it is quite descriptive, it will take some time to read. i will get back to you in few hours. thanks for the idea.
    – Rajat
    May 11, 2014 at 14:32

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