Volume 10, Number 2, June 2004
Copyright 2004 Society for Music Theory
Bret Aarden and Paul T. von Hippel
Rules for Chord Doubling (and Spacing): Which Ones Do We Need?
 

2.1.2 Root-Position Triads

Table 2.1.2a. Rules for voice-doubling in root position triads, according to various theorists

Theorists Double the root Root > Fifth (> Third) No third No fifth Depends on quality Reinforce the key Same for all inversions
Alchin (26)            
Aldwell & Schachter (27)            
Benjamin, et al. (28)          
Bussler (29)          
Chadwick (30)            
Christ, et al. (31)          
DeLone (32)            
Foote & Spalding (33)          
Gow (34)      
Jones (35)      
Kostka & Payne (36)          
Kraft (37)          
Levarie (38)        
MacPherson (39)          
Des Marais (40)            
Mitchell (41)          
Morris (42)          
Ottman (43)      
Ottman (44)          
Owen (45)          
Piston (46)            
Prout (47)          
Ratner (48)        
Riemann (49)          
Rimsky-Korsakov (50)            
Robinson (51)            
Schoenberg (52)            
Serly (53)            
Shinn (54)        
Siegmeister (55)            
Stainer (56)            
Tapper (57)          
Tchaikovsky (58)            
Tischler (59)        
Trotter (60)            
Tweedy (61)            
Warburton (62)            
Weidig (63)          
York (64)          
Total: 19 18 9 2 8 3 13


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Brent Yorgason, Managing Editor
Updated 03 June 2004