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Remote Learning: Week 1

Welcome to online learning in these uncertain times. I will keep your work for each week all in one post for simplicity but I will add signposting to new materials as we go along. Any questions, please email me or even better post in the Moodle Online Forum.

This week we are carrying on with the Rondo composition, Haydn Finale and (later in the week) doing a bit of Musical Theatre.

Watch this video first. It is a general intro to the week and has some discussion of next steps in the Rondo:

Video 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EY3peslKhw (warning: some dodgy editing – I’m still getting used to the software!!!)

Composition: Rondo

NOTE: if you are having Sibelius problems you could switch to Musescore. I now have this and I can also convert any Sibelius files that you need into this format. Email me.

Have another look at the brief to make sure you know what you are doing. This week, with a bit of luck for Thursday 26th on Moodle, I want you make corrections to your ABA’ opening (see feedback on Moodle) plus a first draft of your C section (which should be in the tonic minor).

There will be technical teething issues in these first few weeks. Please contact me for help! I was hoping to get free licences from Avid but as things shut down we will have to see. In the meantime you could subscribe to the free or student versions. If you can’t make this work, you can use alternative software like Musescore and Noteflight but sharing work with me will be a little bit more of a pain. Whatever, don’t worry. Stay in contact and we will find a way.

Western Classical Tradition

Do Worksheet 1 on Moodle (here on the Common Resources Moodle). This consists of some detailed questions on the score. When you have tried to answer them then you can continue.

Video 2 (watch this once you have finished Worksheet 1)

Complete the assignment on Moodle (due on Friday)

On a word document, or any format you like, put together a brief explanation of how Haydn uses interrupted cadences in the finale of 104. You need to show, with bar numbers, some of the surprises and delays that Haydn creates. You can just do it in prose, or as a poster or PowerPoint or whatever

There is also a dictation exercise on Moodle for you to complete.

Continue with making notes on the finale in the symphony. Use your Development of the Symphony essay booklet plus the notes here on alevelmusic. We will do a timed essay on finales at the end of next week.

Musical Theatre

We are doing Worksheet 48, which is in your MT Workbook 2 and also in this week’s folder on Moodle.

Video lesson part 1

Video lesson part 2