Suggested Learning Resources


2) Video Lesson: Root position V7 to Root position I DrRoyMagnuson Channel

3) Online Reading: V7 Chord and Inversions,

4) Interactive Lesson: 

Music Theory QuickThink: 

-          If the leading tone is present, it should resolve up by step

-          If the chordal 7th is present, it should resolve down by step

-          *When moving from root position V7 to root position I, one of the two chords must be incomplete (usually omitting the 5th) in order to avoid parallel fifths.

-          The strongest harmonic motion will involve the I chord in root position

-          All other notes of the V chord should move to the nearest notes in the one chord for smoothest voice leading (in some cases, the note would stay the same)

-          Check for appropriate doubling in both chords according to the doubling rules/guidelines

-          Must avoid parallel and contrary 5ths and parallel and contrary octaves in any combination of two of the four voices.

-          Hidden fifths should be avoided between the outer voices (soprano and bass)

-          Avoid unequal fifths from d5 to P5 (NOTE: P5 to d5 is acceptable)

Objective 17.8: Examples in Music: YouTube

Objective 17.8: Correctly notate the resolution of a V7 (of any inversion) to I chord following proper voice leading rules