Thursday, June 4, 2009

Embellishment according to Norden

In Chapter XIV of The Technique of Canon, Norden lists the following ways to embellish simple canons:

1) Rhythmic

2) Neighbor tones, passing tones and appoggiaturas

3) "other notes of the harmony"

4) shift of notes of the basic canon up or down an octave

5) ties and suspensions

Use of any of these techniques by them selves and in combination leads to a wide variety of solutions.
For today's canon, I've used only the first three of these techniques.

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