4 Part writing
Im starting 4 part writing (Soprano, Alto, Tenor , and Bass) in my Music theory class, since i am having a tad of trouble with it can anyone explain it to me more thourougly?
hey, though i am not 100% sure i would think that you teacher just wants you to write 4 parts of a melody or song. Like, a bass (lower) part, then tenor, and alto, so you have 3 parts that would harmonize with each other
Writing in four parts, stick with your class that is obviously the best way. But briefly, they are given the names soprano alto tenor bass, not necessarily because you're writing for voice but as a reminder to give each part it's own identity. If you where just writing chords always in root position, the music would sound very 'stale' after a few bars.
And usually you're pretty much looking at inverted chords with the melody on the top note.
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Well I got the hang of it now, its actually pretty easy! The hardest thing about writing four part harmony is sticking to the 18th century rules lol, I wanna branch off and go do a solo or something!