i've been away for over a year. but here's a question i have.
voice leading. i understand it. but i can't do it on the fly.
i learned theory via memorizing 'big ideas' of an organizational nature, not facts themselves. i memorized relationships. these kinds of ideas include 'the third identifies a chord as major or minor,' 'the order of chords in a key goes MmmMMmd, etc.'
those are broad ideas.
there isn't a broad idea for voice leading, is there? if i wanted to continue the way i have been going, i'd have to memorize a set of 3 or more 'rules' for adjusting any given triad AND any given inversion of a triad.
and then to get into seventh chords, the number of rules would increase, because of the extra notes.
please, tell me: how can i become facile with voice leading? what is the way to learn.