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What's is voice leading and how does it work? I'd really appreciate a thorough answer. What I mean by how it works is how is it achieved and what's the basis of it?

  • Check this question and answer out: music.stackexchange.com/questions/7185/… "Most generally, voice-leading is just the way voices move about in a piece. Usually, good voice leading means that each voice feels smooth, atleast somewhat independent, at least somewhat interesting, and supportive of the background harmony and feel of the piece." – Todd Wilcox Feb 24 '17 at 0:22
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Voice leading is where you write harmony as if you have several instruments, each playing an interesting melody (or at least playing a line that, although it may be boring sometimes, is not UN-melodic, leaping all over the place). The voices, in combination, form chords, but you're not just plonking down one chord after another.

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