Neapolitan sixth chord

An important cadential chord in Bach's music.

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Neapolitan sixth chord

In this short video, Rudolf Lutz explains the Neapolitan sixth chord – an important cadential chord not only in Bach’s music, but also in classical and romantic music. Rudolf Lutz then improvises using this chord in the style of Bach, Beethoven and Schubert.

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