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TEN THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MELODY-WRITING. Leaving Cert Music Revision Day 1 19 th January 2008. 1st thing: Modulating. Ex 1: Key A to Key E. Ex 2: Key Bb to Key F. 2nd thing: Sequence. LC 1999: Possible sequence. Another possibility. 3rd thing: Developing ideas.

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ten things to know about melody writing

TEN THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MELODY-WRITING

Leaving Cert Music

Revision Day 1

19th January 2008

1st thing modulating
1st thing: Modulating

Ex 1: Key A to Key E

Ex 2: Key Bb to Key F

2nd thing sequence
2nd thing: Sequence

LC 1999: Possible sequence

Another possibility

3rd thing developing ideas
3rd thing: Developing ideas

LC 2003: Possible Bars 13-14

4th thing handling bar 4
4th thing: Handling Bar 4

LC 2007: Look at bar 4 with phrasing

LC 2002: Look at bar 4 with phrasing

5th thing cadences
5th thing: Cadences

Overview

  • Bars 3-4: Cadence is given
  • Bars 7-8: Modulation
  • Bars 11-12: Imperfect (landing on V)
  • Bars 15-16: Perfect (V-I)
6th thing minor keys
6th thing: Minor Keys

Scale of B minor:

Notes that can approach the raised 7th:

8th thing 6 8 time
8th thing: 6/8 time

More bars in Compound Duple time

9th thing setting text
9th thing: Setting text
  • Say each line, stress the important syllables, place these on strong beats, compose a musical tune, wordpaint...
  • You could use Q2 2007 to practise a minor melody.What are the main features of the given phrase?
10th thing form and dance
10th thing: Form and Dance

Look at Q3 on the LC 2007 paper

  • Minuet in AA1BA2
  • Mainly quavers. Emphasise first beat of each bar. Dainty. Don’t introduce minims or put the dotted crotchet on a different beat.
  • Examine the Key - Tonic solfa - Bar 4 – Phrasing – Features - Possible sequence - Form
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  • For practice, do the LC melodies from 1999 to 2007
  • Know keys up to four sharps and flats
  • Sing your melodies
  • What are the good and bad leaps?
  • In the exam the harmony gets more marks, so spend more time on it
best of luck

Best of luck!

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(Senior Cycle Music)

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