rules for part writing

rules for part writing - double the root whenever possible...

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1. The spacing between S, A, and T must not be more than an octave. The space between T and B can be greater. 2. Each voice must stay within its vocal range, that is S, C4-G5; A, F3-C5; T, C3-G4; B, F2-C4. 3. Motion a. Move voices in contrary motion to the bass whenever possible, i.e. if the bass moves down, melody moves up. b. Avoid parallel motion, such as fifths and octaves moving in the same direction. 4. Doubling: a.
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Unformatted text preview: double the root whenever possible b. try to double the voice in the bass or soprano when possible c. do not double the leading tone or the seventh d. in a diminished triad try to double the third or fifth e. it is okay to leave the fifth out occasionally, but not the third or the root 5. Try to avoid voices crossing one another if at all possible 6. Avoid using illegal dissonant intervals such as the tritone...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course MUSC 122 taught by Professor Saya during the Spring '08 term at Loyola Marymount.

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