Voice Leading Errors: Definition & Types


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Voice leading refers to what?

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1. Why are certain notes known as tendency tones?

2. Which tone is the leading tone?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about voice leading in music by answering these multiple-choice questions. To pass the quiz, you'll need to understand points like the definition of voice leading and the reason certain notes are known as tendency tones.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet/quiz tests your understanding of the following:

  • Which tone is the leading tone
  • What voice crossing is
  • Relationship that creates a direct or hidden interval

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define voice leading
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about tendency tones and the way voice crossing occurs
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the leading tone in a scale

Additional Learning

You can increase your awareness of voice leading with the lesson entitled Voice Leading Errors: Definition & Types. Here are some of the topics you'll be exploring in the lesson:

  • Why following the rules of voice leading is important
  • Dissonance created by leading tones
  • Leading tones that go unresolved