Some articles on functions, predominant function, function:
... The half-diminished chord has three functions in contemporary harmony predominant function, diminished, and dominant function ... The vast majority of its occurrence is on the II chord in the minor mode, wherein it takes a predominant function, leading naturally to the dominant V chord ... Diminished chord function is rarer, but it still exists ...
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