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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000308.txt from 2001/02

From: "Mark Charette" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] musical terms
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 09:10:38 -0500

From: "Karl Krelove" <>
> I've never seen the term "superdominant" (though it would certainly make
> sense). I've always heard the sixth note called "submediant," using
> "supertonic" for scale degree 2.

My old copy of the Harvard Dictionary of Music (1970) shows (under scale

tonic (I)
supertonic (II)
mediant (III)
subdominant (IV)
dominant (V)
submediant or superdominant (VI)
subtone or leading tone (VII)

Mark C.

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