For my advanced theory seminar class this semester, I am being introduced to formal counterpoint writing procedures. For a homework assignment this week, I have to write a good bass line (First Species) to go against this given melody line. The first step is I am supposed to determine the "implied harmonic progression."
We're in C major here. I hear the first group of eighth notes as a I chord and the next group as a IV chord. Is it normal for IV to go to the vi chord? That is not one of the common progressions I was taught.
I'd appreciate any help. Thanks in advance!