Unformatted text preview: another consonance. 5. Suspensions are labeled by the intervals formed between the bass and upper voice at the suspension and the resolution. Although many suspensions are possible, the most common (and desirable) dissonant suspensions are: a. Upper Voice: 4-3, 7-6, 9-8 (rare) b. Lower Voice: 2-3 (9-10), 7-8 (rare) 6. Fourth species consists of a chain of suspensions. However, if it is impossible to make a proper suspension at any point, the counterpoint should move to 2:1 until a proper suspension is possible. 7. Suspensions usually involve a tie, but may also appear as a repeated note. Not all ties make suspensions and not all suspensions involve ties. 8. End the exercise with RE–DO in one voice and TI–DO in the other (no SOL– DO)....
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- Fall '09
- Suspension, Consonance and dissonance, suspensions