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ChoraleGUIDE: writing four-part harmony in the style of Bach

Other Bach fingerprints

Each of the pages listed below gives examples of other characteristic harmonic and voice-leading patterns that appear in Bach's chorales. You should spend some time analyzing the examples before completing the associated worksheets.

Resource Description
Mid-phrase fingerprint
Examples of a harmonic progression that Bach often uses in the middle of phrases.
Chromatic chords
Some examples of chromatic chords at cadences.
Passing notes
Examples of passing notes that are particularly typical in the inner parts of Bach's chorales.
Suspension examples
Some examples of extra suspensions that are typical of Bach's chorale writing at cadences and elsewhere.

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