2. THE FUNDAMENTAL STRUCTURE
generative pair V - I gives rise to the fundamental structure. How?
What is it? This theory of the non-modulating harmonic
discourse rests on the following premise: the logic of moving from one
chord to the next within a specific key is organized according to the
systematic progression through a descending circle of fifths,
which itself results from the imitation of the generative pair V - I that
appears at the end of the cycle. Goldman reminds us that there is
nothing new here, nothing revolutionary.