The Neapolitan chord construction and substitution

The Neapolitan chord Construction

Neapolitan chord is simply a major triad that is built on the lowered second degree (the supertonic) of a major or minor scale.


  • A D-flat major chord is the Neapolitan of C Minor.
  • an F major chord is the Neapolitan of E Minor.
  • a B-double-flat major chord is the Neapolitan of A-flat Major.
  • a B-flat major chord is the Neapolitan of A-flat Major

For a step by step construction of these chords click here: Neapolitan chord construction and substitution

The Neapolitan chord substitution:

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