Expanded Atonal Voice-Leading Space for Trichords: an auxiliary model for generating pre-compositional material


  • Ricardo Mazzini Bordini Universidade Federal do Maranhão




This paper discusses an atonal voice-leading space for trichords as stated by Straus (2005) after Morris (1998), expanded by insertion of a new operation. Examined in detail are the operations and rules for chaining set classes by semitones inside that space; provisions for further approaches including a new method for chaining; suggestions on some pathways to traverse it thoroughly, and a quick reference guide for voice-leading sub-spaces.


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