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?
 

2.1.4 Second-Inversion Triads

Table 2.1.4a. Rules for voice-doubling in second-inversion triads. (Only theorists who identify inversion-specific rules are included.)

Theorists Double the fifth/bass Depends on quality Reinforce the key Depends on function Root > Fifth
Alchin (26)        
Aldwell & Schachter (27)        
Benjamin, et al.(28)      
Chadwick (30)        
Christ, et al. (31)      
DeLone (32)        
Foote & Spalding (33)        
Kostka & Payne (36)        
MacPherson (39)        
Morris (42)        
Ottman (44)        
Piston (46)        
Rimsky-Korsakov (50)        
Robinson (51)        
Siegmeister (55)        
Stainer (56)        
Tchaikovsky (58)        
Trotter (60)        
Tweedy (61)        
Warburton (62)        
Weidig (63)        
Total: 19 1 1 1 1


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