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Offline quaver

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completing SATB
« on: April 12, 2009, 01:09:09 AM »
I am in the key of G major.  I have a soprano and bass notes and I have to complete the chorale for four voices.  The first is an incomplete measure and is a I chord. (fait accompli) The second measure in the soprano voice is G-A-B-A all intervals of a second.  The bass voice is E-D-G-D.  I am trying for a progression of IV-V7-I-V.  I can't get the V7 to resolve as it should (raise the 3rd and lower the 5th and 7th).
By making it a V only I am running into consecutive 5ths. I also am running into a linear augmented 4th. I have juggled the notes, tripled the bass note where possible but I  don't seem to be getting anywhere with this one.  Any ideas?

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Re: completing SATB
«Reply #1 on: April 12, 2009, 01:28:58 AM »
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Re: completing SATB
«Reply #2 on: April 12, 2009, 01:38:40 AM »
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Re: completing SATB
«Reply #3 on: April 12, 2009, 01:39:40 AM »
Thanks for reply.  This may take a while for me to digest.  However it is late at night now and tomorrow a houseful of guests coming for Easter dinner.  So I'll try again another day.  Cheers.

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Re: completing SATB
«Reply #4 on: April 12, 2009, 01:40:27 AM »
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Re: completing SATB
«Reply #5 on: February 23, 2010, 05:56:00 AM »
lol!
catching up here!

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Re: completing SATB
«Reply #6 on: February 23, 2010, 05:10:56 PM »
I see, so it *DOES* end with a half cadence  :P.
or a Picardy third ;D
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Re: completing SATB
«Reply #7 on: May 01, 2010, 03:15:41 AM »
Try writing it backwards. Sounds like you need to adjust the way you voice the IV chord or something so you can avoid parallels. You need contrary motion in moving from IV to V.
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