CHORD EXAMPLE 7
Secondary dominant chords are chords that act as dominants to major and minor chords that are not the root. To demonstrate this we’ll play the diatonic chord family of C major with a secondary dominant chord preceding each chord. So we’ll play a C7 before the F chord because C7 is the dominant chord in F major. Secondary dominant chords are written as (for example) V/IV, meaning that it is the dominant of chord IV.