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Outer voices

Definition and background:

Those voices in a polyphonic composition which are the highest and lowest. Generally the bass and the soprano are the outer voices.

For more information on the music term "Outer voices" check out these other resources:

Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

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