[seqfan] Re: Need suggestions for test for compatible sequences for "voice leading"

Ron Hardin rhhardin at att.net
Thu Dec 3 18:28:43 CET 2015

The two sequences are the melodies already. The question would be what constitutes acceptable chords.
The literalized criterion would be simple whole number ratios.  You might want to add key, meaning both melodies stay within a certain subset of each octive.
Faure violates that a little by using melody to suggest a new temporary key.
 rhhardin at mindspring.com rhhardin at att.net (either)
      From: Neil Sloane <njasloane at gmail.com>
 To: Sequence Fanatics Discussion list <seqfan at list.seqfan.eu> 
 Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2015 11:19 AM
 Subject: [seqfan] Need suggestions for test for compatible sequences for "voice leading"
Dear Seq Fans,

In musical theory there is the concept of voice leading
(see  http://music.stackexchange.com/questions/14779/what-is-voice-leading )

Question: suppose we made a series of two-note chords by combining two
sequences A and B. Can one formulate a test to see which pairs of sequences
(A,B) are compatible, i.e. satisfy the rules for voice leading?

Best regards

Neil J. A. Sloane, President, OEIS Foundation.
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Also Visiting Scientist, Math. Dept., Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
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