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Unformatted text preview: iii. D below middle C (if 3 rd of a chord) 5. Keep common tones in the same voice. 6. Next preferred move from note to note is by step. 7. The largest interval leap within a part is a 3 rd . 8. If your voicings get too low in range, change position a. during the duration of the chord, or b. at the end of a phrase (you can leap as high as you like from last note of a phrase to the first note of the next.) 9. For class purposes only, you must avoid the interval of a minor 2 nd between the top two voices (trumpets 1 and 2). This sounds exposed and dissonant. In reality, there may be times you would want to use this dissonance, but I want you to learn to recognize it first. SOLUTION: a. Re-voice the chord so the 2 nd is not between the top two voices b. Substitute an available tension instead of the top chord tone (usually 9 th instead of root) 10. If there is a lead melody, make sure the voicings (trumpets) dont clash with the melody....
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course HARM 121 taught by Professor Wartofsky during the Spring '08 term at Berklee.
- Spring '08