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Section 10.4 Appoggiatura

The appoggiatura is approached by leap and left by step. It is usually accented (on the beat), which makes it a particularly expressive non-chord tone.
Figure 10.4.1. James Horner and Will Jennings, “My Heart Will Go On” (1997)
The example above also has an anticipation, which is discussed in a later section in this chapter.
Figure 10.4.2. Bruce Springsteen, “Born to Run” (1975)
Notice that both the appoggiaturas in the following example resolve up. Both the leap to and step away from any appoggiatura can be from any direction.
Figure 10.4.3. W.A. Mozart, Symphony No. 40, K. 550, II
In the next section we discuss the escape tone.