roman numeral analysis

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In the theoretical analysis of music, Roman Numerals are employed to indicate the chord within the tonality of the composition. The Roman Numerals are placed under the staff inline with the chord in question. In the Tertian Harmonic System of Western Music (harmony based on thirds), chord symbols represent the first, third, and fifth notes of the tonality. The one (I) chord always represents the tonality of the composition.

In C major, a progression of I - IV - V7 - I would be the following notes:
I CEG
IV = FAC
V7 = GBDF (notice that here is added the 7th note of the scale)
I = CEG

Table of Roman Numerals

Major Numerals
Minor Numerals
I
tonic
II
supertonic
III
mediant
IV
subdominant
V
dominant
VI
submediant /  superdominant
VII
leading notesubtonic
i
tonic
ii
supertonic
iii
mediant
iv
subdominant
v
dominant
vi
submediantsuperdominant
vii
leading note / subtonic

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