Suggested Learning Resources


2) Video Lesson: Appoggiatura Duane Shinn Channel

Bonus Video: Appogiatura and Escape Tone Patrick Wilson Channel

3) Online Reading: Embellishing tones

4) Interactive Lesson: Nonharmonic Tones

Music Theory QuickThink: 

-          Appoggiaturas and Escape tones are both kinds of incomplete neighbor embellishments.  Incomplete neighbor is an occurrence that has the elements of a neighbor tone except one of the two consonant tones (before or after the middle dissonant tone) is not present

-          An appoggiatura has a skip or leap prior to the pitch that results in a harmonic dissonance, then resolves by step

-          An escape tone approaches the harmonic dissonant tone by step and the leaves the tone by skip or leap.

-          The melodic direction of the approach and departure of the dissonant tone is usually in opposite directions (example , descending approach then ascending motion following the dissonant pitch)

Objective 21.4: Examples in Music: YouTube

Objective 21.4: Define Identify and Label the following embellishments, Appoggiatura, Escape tone, in the context of four-part SATB voicing