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Post by Caleb Kierum on March 23, 2015

On the test will we have to notate voice leading or just recognize the motions and errors?

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Post by Caleb Kierum on March 23, 2015

Can the bass note ever be anything other then the root (IDK if thats the right term I mean the lowest note in 1st inversion)

Voice Leading

Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Objectives 0:09
  • Voice Ranges 0:38
    • Soprano Voice
    • Alto Voice
    • Tenor Voice
    • Bass Voice
  • Parallel Motion 2:07
  • Similar Motion 3:55
    • Definition
    • Example:Contrary Motion
  • Oblique Motion 6:03
    • Definition
  • Open and Closed Spacing 6:51
    • Closed Spacing Definition
    • Open Spacing Definition
  • Common Voice Leading Errors 10:15
    • Parallel Octaves
    • Parallel Fifths
    • Spacing
    • Completed Chords
    • Taking Over Other Voices
    • Voice Crossing
  • Example 1 15:41
  • Example 2 16:09
  • Example 3 16:51
  • Example 4 17:38