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: 

-          Review Learning Resources of previous objectives

-          Analyze all chords of the music piece or excerpt.

-          Determine if one of the above relationships is present

-          Observe if the composer followed smooth voice leading practices. NOTE: While the guidelines shown in our objectives result in smooth voice leading, composers in real music examples may or may not follow all guidelines.

Objective 20.8: Examples in Music: YouTube

Objective 20.8: Identify Descending 5th root motion, Descending 3rd root motion, and Ascending 2nd root motion in real music examples