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Greetings,

I've been dabbling in composing for a while. This is one of the little pieces I've attempted to create to give some context of my current stage: https://soundcloud.com/xynaxia/lost-in-space

While I have a decent grasp on 'chords' I don't think I've ever really delved into the basics. Such as really learning how voices work effectively together, voice leading. Because of this I'd hope to get into some more theory.

Currently I'm following a small course in tonal voice leading. Here it goes into mostly counter point writing, I suppose a lot of common practice period theory. It's this channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/JacobGran/videos

What do you think are some methods I should dive into?

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I listened to your Soundcloud recording and looked at your YouTube link which appears to be a 2 part counterpoint exercise. It seems to me you are on a good path. 4 part harmony exercise writing is a good way to get your musical mind grasping the concepts rather than just reading about them. And getting a grasp of the inner voice movement is valuable this effort. I don't have a specific book to recommend.

The process of working these exercises out, SHOULD over time develop your ears - that is to say your ability of hear harmonic movement. I also would recommend listening to some Great American Songbook classics by composers like George Gershwin, Rogers and Hart, Jerome Kern and others. Learn to hear root movement - the most prominent I'd say , is root movement UP a perfect 4th. The process is a long and slow one, but rewarding when you experience noticeable progress.


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