Voicing (music)

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In music theory, voicing refers to two closely related concepts:

  1. How a musician or group distributes, or spaces, notes and chords on one or more instruments
  2. The simultaneous vertical placement of notes in relation to each other;[5] this relates to the concepts of spacing and doubling

Various voicings: V/V-V-I progression.
1st,[1] 2nd,[2] 3rd,[3] 4th, 5th[4] and 6th[4]

It includes the instrumentation and vertical spacing and ordering of the musical notes in a chord: which notes are on the top or in the middle, which ones are doubled, which octave each is in, and which instruments or voices perform each note.

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