Composition (submit on GC by Friday 27th)
Please complete the remaining bars (see booklet for instructions):
1) Augmented sixth in bar onto dominant pedal in bar 15 (already written) 2) Circle of fifths from 10-13 (back in your HOME key). Write the first two bars then sequence exactly – don’t make it any more complicated
3) Write a bar that leads nicely into your circle of fifths in bar 9
4) Rewrite your A section so that it doesn’t modulate (so from the s.d. onwards it is all down a fifth) and put that as the last eight bars
Preparation for assessments (on Thursday 3rd)
Composition (Monday 9th)
Please complete the Minuet Orchestration task on Google Classroom
Haydn 104 (Tuesday 10th)
Please compete the Minuet Review Task.
AoS A Development of Symphony Essay (by lesson on Thursday 11th)
Please do the research task. Read, listen, make some notes then upload them for the four symphonies requested in Topic D
Composition Project 3 – submitted for checking prior to final entering during class on TUESDAY 20th
See instructions in booklet. You can either adapt/improve your melody from the sentence in Project 1 (or even more heavily adapt Project 2) or you can write something from scratch. Do be sure to follow all the instructions though if you redo Project 1.
NOTE: you have feedback Google Classroom that you need to look at before you start using Project 1 in this project!
Revise for the final Starting Points test next week on Thursday 22nd
Complete the practice questions on Google Classroom:
There are also some quizzes on Moodle (scroll down to Starting Points Quizzes) if you want some extra practice on the basics.
The following topics will be included in the test:
- Aural identification of chords and cadences
- Analysing chords and keys
- Labelling embellishments on a score
- Analysing phrase structure
- Writing simple embellishments
- Harmonising a cadence in four parts
Composition for next week (due end of Monday)
Complete Composition Project 2 – an 8-bar period. As before please do the melody and cello playing a simple bass parts with chord labels. Please SCAN or SCREENSHOT and submit for review by the end of Monday. We will then input on Tuesday in the lesson.
Starting Points D2
Finish the ii6/5 – V – I exercises we started in class (scan and submit on Classroom)
Composition (ready for the lesson on Thursday)
Using your two-bar melody as the starting point, complete Composition Project 1 (just melody and bass notes in cello part for now). Don’t do anything overcomplicated! There will a short amount of time in class for putting this in Sibelius and submitting it but no more than 15 minutes. I shall come round and check you have brought the work finished to class on paper or on a music publishing tool.
In addition to the instructions in the booklet, please note the following:
- Please end the melody on the tonic note on the first beat of the bar
- Please end with a PERFECT cadence using the progression studied in class ii6-V-I
- Write the melody in the first violin of a string quartet score
- In the cello part, just put bass notes AND CHORD LABELS
Texture exercise E5 (for Monday next week)
Please complete – here on Google Classroom (Sibelius file attached to assignment)
Workshops this week: Monday 11.20 / Wednesday 1.30 (please get in contact if you urgently need a one-to-one)
Work due for next week
have marked your B2 Final Two-bar melody. Please could you check for feedback and make any suggested changes before Tuesday’s lesson (https://classroom.google.com/c/MTUyMjM1MTg3Mzk0/a/MTgwMTE2NTgwODQx/details)
There is also the cadence homework to finish and upload by Monday please: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTUyMjM1MTg3Mzk0/a/MTgwMTI2NTkxNTk2/details
Mini Test on Thursday covering:
- Chords and chord labelling
- Simple four-part cadence
Composition (for Thursday to input in lesson)
Final go at B2 two-bar melody:
- A major
- 4/4, 2/4 or 6/8
- Allegro or faster
- I – V7 (or IV)
- In Violin I of Quartet Score
- Roots of chords only in cello plus chord labels
Please finish the cadences work we were doing in class (C2i on p.21) and then upload it here.
Decide on your initial performance programme and submit with relevant photocopies by Wednesday 14th October. Form given out in class and here:
For Next week (end of Monday 28th)
Complete the texture Exercise E2 that we started in class. You can either do it on paper or Sibelius (here on Google Classroom)
Please create a one-page poster entitled Haydn and the Classical style. It should outline the main features of the style, a brief outline of Haydn’s biography and mention a few key works. You should read the attachments and do any other research that helps. You can use pictures and basic graphic design to make it pretty! You should listen to some works by Haydn while you are doing this exercise – a symphony and a quartet would be good (here on Google Classroom).
Complete Exercise C1 in your workbook and upload a photograph of it HERE on Google Classroom.
Remember to bring your two-bar melody from last week to the Thursday lesson as we will be inputting it on Sibelius.
For Next Week (end of Monday 21st)
Google Classroom Exercises
Please complete 1f, 2a, 2b, 2c and 2d (click on links to go to the relevant exercises on Classroom)
These are all quite short – you may need to look at the help pages in the front of the Starting Points booklet to check chord types etc (or click for notes on intervals, chords/figured bass and embellishments). If you are struggling PLEASE come to a workshop or contact me in advance of the lesson. Workshops are 11.20 on Mondays and 1.30 on Wednesdays.
Write a two-bar basic idea. Please read these instructions carefully! Look at the help here if you need it. Please bring this to the lesson on TUESDAY.
Your two bars MUST:
- Be in A major
- Be written in a string quartet score with the melody in the first violin and root notes and Roman numeral chord labels in the cello (don’t write any other accompaniment).
- Use I in first bar, V7 in second bar (be careful that you treat dissonances correctly and avoid the rogues!)
- Should be different (unlike the last exercise)
- Have a tempo marking
- Include dynamics and articulation (particularly short slurs and staccato)
For Thursday (end of Wednesday 16th)
Please have another go at writing a B2 exercise (2-bar idea on page 16-17 of Starting Points Booklet). Make sure you follow the instructions carefully and that your second bar is genuinely based on your first!
Google Classroom Exercises
I’m really looking forward to getting started. If you have joined us more recently and not had a chance to look at the transition materials then please do so. I look forward to meeting you on the week beginning Monday 7th September. A summary of homework tasks each week will be posted here.
Please complete the Keys homework on Google Classroom before THURSDAY 10th
Before the end of the weekend, please complete the following:
If you are struggling then please make sure you contact me – don’t just not do the work. I am happy to see students on Monday if you email me for a time.