voice exchange


Definition of voice exchange

: the simultaneous exchange of musical phrases between two or more voices or parts First, there is a voice exchange: the lower voice moves up a semitone from G to A♭, then the upper voice descends a semitone from A♭ to G.— Joseph N. Straus, The Music of Ruth Crawford Seeger, 1995

called also part exchange

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Voice exchange.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voice%20exchange. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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