Harmonie ...

In Halleluja verdeutlicht Leonard Cohen wesentliche Teile der Harmonielehre:

1. I 've heard there was a secret chord,
That David played and it pleased the Lord,
But you don't really care for music, do you?
It goes like this: The Fourth. The Fifth. (Die Quart, die Quint)
The minor fall. The Major Lift.    (Subdominante, Dominante)
(Quart-Subdominante und Quint-Dominante begleiten hier die Melodie!)

The baffled King composing Halleluja.

Halleluja, Halleluja, Halleluja,
Hallelu -u-u-u-- u-u-ja.

2. Your faith was strong, but it needed proof...!