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16 Cards in this Set

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What is a voice?
an independent melodic strand
What is part writing?
the process of creating a four-voice texture
What is doubling?
when a note is duplicated
What note should always be doubled when writing a root position triad in four-voice harmony?
the bass/the root of the chord
What is structure?
the distance that the four notes are spaced from one another
What is close structure?
when the upper three notes of the chord are as close together as possible below the soprano note
What is open structure?
when you skip every other closest chord note
What are crossed voices?
when a lower range has a note in a higher range
What is a common tone?
a tone that remains the same from one chord to another
Which three kinds of parallels should you not have?
unions, fifths, or octaves
What is similar mothion?
both voices move up, but by different intervals
What is parallel motion?
both voices move up the same intervals
What is contrary motion?
when two voices move in the opposite direction
What is oblique motion?
when one voice remains stationary while the other moves
Major Scale Roman Numerals:
I ii iii IV V vi vii* I
Minor Scale Numerals:
i ii* II iv V VI VII vii* i