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Neighbor group

A neighbor group consists of two consecutive nonchord tones. The first moves up by a step from a chord tone, skips down to another non-chord tone, and then resolves to the original chord tone. These two non-chord tones are often called changing tones or double neighbor tones. Neighbor groups appear to resemble two consecutive neighbor tones: an upper neighbor and a lower neighbor with the chord tone missing from the middle. The neighbor group functions as a way to decorate or embellish a chord tone.

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