Music Theory/Fundamentals of Common Practice Music/Writing and Analysis

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Basics of Voice-Leading[edit | edit source]

Voice leading primarily consists of four distinct voices on two staves (the treble and bass staves), which encompass the entire musical scale. The four voices are:

  • Soprano: This is the highest voice, sung by females.
  • Alto: The next highest voice, sung by females.
  • Tenor: Sung by males.
  • Bass: The lowest voice, sung by males.

In Four Parts[edit | edit source]

Roman Numeral Harmonic Analysis[edit | edit source]

Figured Bass Notation[edit | edit source]

Realization of Figured Bass[edit | edit source]

Chord Symbols[edit | edit source]