Suggested Learning Resources


2) Video Lesson: Voice Leading Basics 5 Kendall Kennison Channel

3) Online Reading: 

4) Interactive Lesson: 

Music Theory QuickThink: 

-          For smoothest voice leading, utilize the following guidelines

-          Keep the common tone between the two chords the same

-          Move all other voices to the closest pitch of the next chord

-          If tendency tones are present, resolve them correctly using rules from previous objectives

-          If root position V7 is going to root position I, resolve correctly using rules from previous objectives

-          Follow proper doubling and spacing rules from previous objectives

-          If ii7 or IV7 are present, resolve the chordal seventh pitch down by step

Objective 20.3: Examples in Music: YouTube

Objective 20.3: Identify, and Notate proper voice leading between two chords that are related by descending 5th root motion