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Old 10-25-2012, 09:57 PM   #1
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Neighbor Tones

What are neighbor tones?
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:31 PM   #2
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Notes that are either a minor second or major second above or below the principal note. They're a melodic decoration that don't really affect anything harmonically. So let's say you have a C major chord and you play C-D-C or C-Db-C over it, that D/Db would be a neighbour tone.

Basically they're exactly what the name implies: notes neighbouring another note.

Again, read this article, it's in there:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonchord_tone
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:47 PM   #3
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Thanks Zach. I apologize for not viewing that article more thoroughly than I should have. It's just that I usually learn better when I get an example and that article only contains explanations. :/

Thanks though I understand now.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:52 PM   #4
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lol dude you don't need to make a new thread for every kind of tone by tone classification.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:00 AM   #5
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I apologize I don't do it purposely. I only make threads on subjects that I don't quite confidently understand and I just happen to be studying this type of material at the moment. I always like getting some clarification on concepts just to make sure that I don't have the wrong idea. Since I got my answer though its back to practice.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:13 AM   #6
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I understand that. But a lot of your questions are about very small details that can be covered in a single response, so feel free to just get all those questions out of the way in one place.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:29 AM   #7
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^Yeah, I agree. If you have another minor thing like this, (first google it and if that fails) come back to this thread and post it, instead of creating a new thread each time.
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:39 AM   #8
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Just to add, typically when you're using them as passing tones you're using the lower chromatic and higher diatonic notes.

i.e. in C major: C# <-> D <-> E
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:33 AM   #9
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^ that's not a neighboring tone.

(or as they should be called, auxiliary notes, damn americans)
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I did say "when used as passing tones"

Also. I'm very happy to be Canadian and not American lol
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You're still wrong to call them passing tones, they're two different types of non chord tones.

Also, neighbour tone is more descriptive of what it is than auxiliary tone, so I win. BURN
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no it isn't

They are equally vague in description.
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