Chapter 9 discusses embellishing tones—such as passing tones, suspensions, and appoggiaturas. Embellishments can serve a number of functions, including adding dissonance, creating or heightening expectations, drawing attention to neighboring structural tones, or simply adding interest to a musical texture. However, this chapter focuses on how the presence of embellishing tones can contribute to the perceptual independence of concurrent voices. It is shown that embellishing tones are deployed in ways consistent with five different techniques for enhancing voice independence.
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