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Harmony Reconstruction: Suspensions Exercises

Grade 7 Music Theory Q2. Adding Suspensions to a Harmonic Outline Exercises (Lesson 3)

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1. Complete the paragraph about suspensions.

Suspensions can be written when two adjacent chord notes are an interval of a  __________ apart. The first note should create a dissonance with the bass, with the interval of a ______, ______ or ______. The second note should be higher/lower than the first note. The second note should be/not be present in the other parts of the chord, not including the bass. Suspensions are most commonly found in the soprano/alto and tenor/bass parts. The three phases which make up a suspension are called the ___________, the suspension and the _____________.


2. Which of these suspensions are correct? What is wrong with the incorrect suspensions? 

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3. Find three legal places to add suspensions to the alto or tenor parts, then copy the whole piece and add the suspensions.



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