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Question about dissonance handling and counterpoint

The first example: There is nothing special about the example you show, certainly not in the soprano. The leap by a tritonus is very common and just standard 3rd-7th-1st progression in minor tonality ...
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Question about dissonance handling and counterpoint

For Roman numeral analysis, the second half of that measure is V7/V. The F double sharp is definitely not a non-chord tone. Bach would have thought of it as a 7-6 suspension between the soprano and ...
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Why does it sound so weird? (Beethoven quartet)

First, there is no cross relation here. The A# consistently appears as the leading tone in B minor and is not contradicted by an A or Bb. The "weird" sound, then, likely comes from one of ...
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