November 7 – 11, 2016



TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY

Turn in:

Aural Prof 15

Benward 5.4-5.5

Cadences and Nonharmonic Tones Review Packet

Instructions for Composition Assignment:

Composition Assignment on Sibelius. Click here.

This is a MAJOR grade! Stay focused, be thorough.

Example from the assignment without nonharmonic tones, chord symbols or Roman numeral analysis:

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Follow the steps in order.

Only concentrate on ONE thing at a time. One note, one Chord, one RN, one Chord Symbol, etc.

1. Build your chord matrix. Build each chord from the Root up and circle or underline the BASS note, which may or may NOT be the root.

2. Add Chord Symbols ( Control + K )  above each chord (above treble staff) as indicated in examples

3. Add Roman numeral analysis as indicated in examples

4. Compose your melody from notes in your matrix!

  • Your melody should move in mostly conjunct motion, making your melody “singable.”
  • Your melody should be moving in contrary motion to the bass line at LEAST 50% of the time.
  • Keep your soprano line on treble staff, from first line E to top line F. HOWEVER, try to keep your melody (the soprano line is the melody) range no larger than a 6th for this assignment.
  • If you use an interval larger than a 3rd, the next interval should be a second. Do not use consecutive intervals larger than a 3rd.

5. Compose the alto and tenor voices using static motion (keep the common tone) as often as possible, otherwise move to the next nearest chord tone. The range from Soprano to Alto and the range from Alto to Tenor must never be more than an octave.

6. Make sure you’ve composed the type of cadence indicated.

7. Use the Music Theory Quick Facts sheet!

8. Add non-harmonic tones to each example as instructed on the template. Each non-harmonic tone has a specific pattern / “formula.”

9. Use the Sibelius proofreading plug-in to check for Parallel P5s and P8s. If found, correct them.

Composition Assignment #3 email to  johnjulian@misdmail.org

Homework due next class:

Aural Prof 16

 




Thursday/Friday

Turn in:

Aural Prof 16

Complete Composition Assignment #3  and email to  johnjulian@misdmail.org by the end of class.

 


 

Later….

FIRST: Click here for complete instructions for Composition Project #4

Download and Open in Sibelius: Composition Project #4 (free response question #6 on AP Exam): Using Roman Numerals to generate melody, harmony, non-harmonic tones and cadences

  • DO NOT START UNTIL YOU HAVE READ ALL – ALL – of the instructions! Follow the directions IN ORDER for each example.

 

  • Roman numeral analysis is given
  • Build your chord matrix. Build each chord from the Root up and circle or underline the BASS note, which may or may NOT be the root.
  • Add Chord Symbols ( Control + K )  above each chord (above treble staff) as indicated in examples
  • Compose your melody from notes in your matrix: PLEASE follow these guidelines for composing your melody (soprano line):
  1. Your melody should move in mostly conjunct motion, making your melody “singable.”
  2. Your melody should be moving in contrary motion to the bass line at LEAST 50% of the time.
  3. Keep your soprano line on treble staff, from first line E to top line F and, again, compose your melody in mostly conjunct motion.
  4. If you use an interval larger than a 3rd, the next interval should be a second. Do not use consecutive intervals larger than a 3rd, unless the notes outline a triad.
  • Compose the alto and tenor voices using static motion (keep the common tone) as often as possible, otherwise move to the next nearest chord tone. The range from Tenor to Alto and the range from Alto to Tenor must never be more than an octave.
  • Make sure you’ve composed a cadence as indicated. For some, you may get to choose PAC or IAC according to melody notes. Others are inflexible.
  • Use the Music Theory Quick Factssheet!
  • Add non-harmonic tones to each example as instructed on the template. Each non-harmonic tone has a specific pattern / “formula.” (Benward pages 102-111)
  • Use the Sibelius proofreading plug-in to check for Parallel P5s and P8s. If found, correct them.