Principles of Voice Leading
Voice Leading (part writing)
chords produced by the motion of individual musical lines.
The shape of the melody.
apex of the melody, usually the highest note.
a note which is aurally pulled towards another note. (ex. 7 to 1)
the distance between the soprano and tenor is less than an octave.
the distance between the soprano and tenor is more than an octave.
Distribution of notes within a chord
neither part moves. Notes remain the same.
Only one part moves from chord to chord.
Both parts move in the opposite direction
Both parts move in the same direction, but by different intervals.
Both parts move in the same direction maintaining the same interval.
combining relatively independent musical lines to create harmony.
the distance between the notes in the chord.