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Music theory has been essential in composing and performing music for centuries. Within Western tonal music, from the early Baroque on to modern-day jazz and pop music, the function of chords within a chord sequence can be explained by harmony theory. Although Western tonal harmony theory is a thoroughly studied area, formalising this theory is a hard problem. We present a formalisation of the rules of tonal harmony as a Haskell (generalized) algebraic datatype. Given a sequence of chorddoi:10.1145/2034773.2034797 dblp:conf/icfp/MagalhaesH11 fatcat:khhatlzzw5ecvhtyxxxx4owi7u