Definition and background:
In part writing, the positioning of the notes in a chord so that one of them, sounding as a consonant note within the first chord, sounds as a dissonant note in the next chord. This note is then resolved in the following chord. the sounding of a dissonant note preceded by sounding the same note in a consonant context
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