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Voice LeadingThe Science Behind a Musical Art$
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David. Huron

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262034852

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
Voice Leading

David Huron

The MIT Press

A brief introduction to voice leading practice is provided, including a thumbnail history and two definitions of voice leading. The chapter discusses the role of rules in the art of composition and considers three questions that can help evaluate the utility of any rule. The chapter ends with a description of the plan of the book, Voice Leading: The Science behind a Musical Art, including brief descriptions of the content of each chapter.

Keywords:   music, music perception, music cognition, voice leading, part writing, rules, composition

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