Harmonizing a Melody. Chorale Style Rules: . 1. Use a Half Cadence ( I – V, IV – V, or ii – V) or an Authentic Cadence (V – I) for the final two notes of each phrase. . 2. Use mostly circle progressions. . 3. Harmonize one chord per melody quarter note. Use repeated chords sparingly. .
Chorale Style Rules:
1. Use a Half Cadence ( I – V, IV – V, or ii – V) or an Authentic Cadence (V – I) for the final two notes of each phrase.
2. Use mostly circle progressions.
3. Harmonize one chord per melody quarter note. Use repeated chords sparingly.
4. Use inversions and NHT to make a smooth bass line.
Listen and see if you can figure out which one.
No cadence in No. 1, Authentic cadence in 1 and 2.
None in No. 1, Three each in 1 and 2.
Harmonic Rhythm -
All three have one chord per melody tone, and only one repeated chord.
Bass Line -
1 and 2 have a good bass line contour, but three skips around everywhere
Weak Progressions -
1 has three descending 2nd progressions and one ascending 3rd progressions. The other two have no weak progressions.
Bach wrote #2. (What God Does Is Well Done)
1. Chords usually change on the first beat of a measure, to establish pulse or meter.
2. In 4/4 and 6/8 there is often a chord change in the middle of the measure.
3. In 3/4, if there is a chord change it is usually on the third beat.
4. A skip between two melody notes usually indicates that the melody notes are members of the same chord.
Listen to determine.
Version 1 changes harmony on unusual beats.
Version 3 wins.
Please refer to your sheet to complete today’s activities.
There is no homework for today’s class.