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Year 12 Homework w/c 15th October

Starting Points summary work

Revise for the test on TUESDAY 23rd October.

You need to know:

  • Chords and labelling (see here)
  • Keys and modulations
  • Embellishment (see here)
  • Four-part harmonisation of cadences (see in booklet and practice on Moodle)
  • Basic phrase structures (see here)

You must do at least one of each type of revision exercise on the Common Resources Moodle to help you prepare (Starting Points Quizzes – near the top).

Starting Points Composition (due on Moodle WEDNESDAY 24th October)

See Final Starting Points Composition Brief and Style composition basic crib

Year 12 Homework w/c 8th October

PROGRAMME AND PHOTOCOPIES OF MUSIC and ACCOMPANIMENT DUE ON MONDAY

Work set for this week

A Group (double lesson on Tuesday morning)

Due for Thursday 11th (end of day). Complete Exercise K2. Plan in workbook and then input into Sibelius.
Write a melody based on the harmonic progression in A major (I-IV-vii-iii-vi-ii-V).

1)    Write in chord labels

2)    Write bass notes of the chords

3)    Write the first bar

4)    Sequence this bar as indicated for the next two bars

5)    Adapt the final sequence so that it stays on V for the last bar

Please submit in a quartet texture but ONLY the bass notes, chord labels and melody should be included.

 


B Group (double lesson on Thursday morning)

1) Please write a cadential idea (due end of Wednesday 10th). It should:

  • be two-bars plus one beat
  • follow the chord sequence I6 – ii6 | I6/4 – V | I.
  • end on I in root position and with the melody on the tonic
  • consist of a melody in the treble stave and a bass line plus chord labels in the bass

2) Also due end of Wednesday 10th. Complete Exercise J3 (p. 34) on Sibelius.

  • You should write it on a String Quartet score (Violin I, Violin II, Viola and Cello) but for now you only need write a melody and bass line WITH ROMAN NUMERALS.
  • Follow the instructions carefully and make sure your melody treats dissonance correctly and has some articulation and dynamics.
3) Due for Friday 12th. Complete Exercise K2. Plan in workbook and then input into Sibelius.
Write a melody based on the harmonic progression in A major (I-IV-vii-iii-vi-ii-V).

1)    Write in chord labels

2)    Write bass notes of the chords

3)    Write the first bar

4)    Sequence this bar as indicated for the next two bars

5)    Adapt the final sequence so that it stays on V for the last bar

Please submit in a quartet texture but ONLY the bass notes, chord labels and melody should be included.

Work set this week for next week

A Group 

B Group

 

Year 12 Homework w/c 1st October

Work set for this week

A Group
Please write a cadential idea (due Thursday 4th). It should:

  • be two-bars plus one beat
  • follow the chord sequence I6 – ii6 | I6/4 – V | I.
  • end on I in root position and with the melody on the tonic
  • consist of a melody in the treble stave and a bass line plus chord labels in the bass

 

B Group

All completed

Work set this week for next week

A Group 

Due end of Monday 9th. Complete Exercise J3 (p. 34) on Sibelius.

  • You should write it on a String Quartet score (Violin I, Violin II, Viola and Cello) but for now you only need write a melody and bass line WITH ROMAN NUMERALS.
  • Follow the instructions carefully and make sure your melody treats dissonance correctly and has some articulation and dynamics.

B Group

1) Please write a cadential idea (due end of Wednesday 10th). It should:

  • be two-bars plus one beat
  • follow the chord sequence I6 – ii6 | I6/4 – V | I.
  • end on I in root position and with the melody on the tonic
  • consist of a melody in the treble stave and a bass line plus chord labels in the bass

2) Also due end of Wednesday 10th. Complete Exercise J3 (p. 34) on Sibelius.

  • You should write it on a String Quartet score (Violin I, Violin II, Viola and Cello) but for now you only need write a melody and bass line WITH ROMAN NUMERALS.
  • Follow the instructions carefully and make sure your melody treats dissonance correctly and has some articulation and dynamics.

Year 12 HW w/c 24th September

A Group

For MONDAY finish the cadence exercises on pages 14 and 20

For the end of TUESDAY please submit a basic idea on Sibelius (see here for instructions). You should keep it SIMPLE with just a bass note and chord label to indicate the harmony and the melody in the treble staff.

B Group (set on Friday 28th)

For TUESDAY finish the cadence exercises on pages 14 and 20

For the end of WEDNESDAY please submit a basic idea on Sibelius (see here for instructions). You should keep it SIMPLE with just a bass note and chord label to indicate the harmony and the melody in the treble staff.

Year 12 HW w/c 17th September

A group

  • Please make sure you finish pages 10, 11 and 13 for Thursday’s lesson PLUS the new 2-bar idea

B group

  • Please finish the new 2-bar idea for Thursday’s lesson

Year 12 HW w/c 10th Sept.

Homework for next week (A group set Thursday due Monday / B group set Friday due Tuesday)

Write a two bar basic idea using this worksheet (please do it on a separate sheet so I can take it in)

Notes:

  • you should have multiple tries until you come up with a really good idea
  • make sure the the notes of the melody are either part of the chord or one of the dissonances listed here
  • ensure bar 2 is closely based on bar 1
  • use plenty of dynamics and articulation

As of Wednesday evening:

  • A group should have finished everything up to and including Exercise B1 in the Starting Points booklet
  • B group should have finished everything up to and including Exercise A2 the Starting Points booklet

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Welcome!

Welcome to our new students.

I set some tasks over the summer for those students who came to our Welcome to College  day. For those students, I would like to take in your work on your first lessons NEXT week on Monday 10th (A group) / Tuesday 11th (group) :

If you have lost your induction pack or were not at the Welcome to College days you can download one here: Induction Pack. Do you best to get at least the Initial Performance Programme form done and get some of the Short History of Music task completed.

  1. Sign up to our blog on alevelmusic.com (you can also follow the links to Twitter and Facebook)
  2. Give the  letter to your parent/guardian(s)
  3. Put dates in your diary from that letter
  4. Make sure you have organized instrumental vocal lessons (email tom.pankhurst@kedst.ac.uk urgently if you need to organize college lessons)
  5. Complete Performance initial proposals for your first music lesson
  6. Complete the Short History of Music tasks for your first music lesson (the links you need are here)

worries – email Tom Pankhurst (tom.pankhurst@kedst.ac.uk)