I want to know if this is allowed when writing for SATB. The chord is D/F#. The note D is of the same register, but repeated in the Alto & Tenor voices. Is this allowed in a music theory exam?

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  • Which syllabus are you getting music theory lessons and exams from? I suspect things are at least slightly different between RCM and Trinity, for example. – Dekkadeci May 13 '19 at 15:23
  • Pretty sure the term is "doubling", in this case doubling the root. Not sure about whether your theory exam allows it, so this is a comment. – user45266 May 13 '19 at 17:12
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    @Dekkadeci It's for Trinity. – Grace May 14 '19 at 3:10

This is allowed in classical harmony. I don't see why it shouldn't be allowed in a music theory exam, assuming that the voice leading to and away from it is correct.

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  • Ok, I wanted to clarify if rules were different for a music theory exam. – Grace May 14 '19 at 3:20
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    I'm afraid I can't tell you that, because there are no fixed rules for music theory exams, as far as I know. But I can't imagine how someone would object to it. – Scott Wallace May 14 '19 at 10:43

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