Take a look at the example below:
You will notice that the harmony doesn’t exactly stay the same within the measure – and that is due to the neighbor tones.
Not only does this bring interest to what would otherwise be a stagnant harmony within the context of the measure length, but it also brings attention to the individual notes that make up the harmony.
A trained ear can pick out the different notes that build a harmony, but when one voice changes with the use of neighbor tones, it takes interest to any listener.
Try it out!
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