Suggested Learning Resources


2) Video Lesson: Voice Leading Basics 4 Kendall Kennison Channel

3) Online Reading: Root Position Part Writing

4) Interactive Lesson: 

Music Theory QuickThink: 

-          If the root note of a chord is a 2nd above the root of the chord that precedes it, to the two chords have an ascending 2nd root motion relationship

-          Chords possessing this relationship include (I – ii) (ii – iii) (iii – IV) (IV – V) (V – vi) (vi – vii) (vii – I)

-          IMPORTANT: In written notation, the bass of the second chord does not actually have to ascend by a 2nd in order for the two chords to have this relationship (example:  I – ii6  is an ascending 2nd by root motion relationship, even though the written bass motion is likely an ascending 3rd)

Objective 20.6: Examples in Music: YouTube

Objective 20.6: Identify chords that possess an ascending 2nd root motion relationship.