# How Can The Leading Tone Resolve Up and The 7th Go Down?

I'm struggling and my professor suggested I try Artusi. This isn't homework. I'm trying to learn about 7th chords and I'm stuck on this problem in Artusi:

From the picture above, I'm thinking both the leading tone and the seventh is the note B-flat. Unfortunately, the Artusi hint is telling me that the leading tone of measure one must resolve upward and the seventh of the same measure must resolve down.

I don't think a single note can go up and down at the same time, so surely I'm confusing my 7th with my leading tone or vice-versa.

I did glance over the accompanying Artusi chapter, but I only saw an explanation of how intervals of two notes resolved. I get those exercises right, but the minute I try to resolve 7th chords, my brain goes into overload.

What am I doing wrong here?

FWIW: If b-flat really was the leading tone in measure one, I would have it going up to a C in measure two.

• With appologies, I found the following after asking this question: "When resolving a dominant 7th chord, how do the 7th & leading tone function?" - Lani Allen, Colton Taresh, Peter Biro, et al. quora.com/… Nov 29, 2022 at 0:19