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Prolongationlocked

  • William Drabkin

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In Schenkerian analysis (seeAnalysis, §II, 4–6 ), the generation of the harmonic and contrapuntal substance of a piece by a linear elaboration of its fundamental structure (Ursatz ). Methods of prolongation may be applied to the upper voice or the bass, or to one of the inner voices arising from early stages of elaboration; they may also link an inner voice to an outer one, or the two outer voices to each other....

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