For review
Chord Spacing
Applied Harmony and Counterpoint II
MUS 91, Fall 2000

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As reviewed in class, chord spacing is described as close position when the upper three voices are as close together as possible. In close position the upper voices are all within a range of a single octave.

When a chord tone has been skipped between the soprano and alto and the alto and tenor, the chord is in open position.

If you have the Beatnik plug-in installed, click the bass note to hear a chord. See if you can hear the difference between the sounds of the open and close positions of each chord.