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Major keys. Minor keys. i ib ic ii°b iv ivb V Vb V7 V7b VI . I Ib Ic ii iib iii iiib IV IVb V Vb V7 V7b vi . Question 5: Write out your available chords before you begin. Key D major.

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major keys
Major keys

Minor keys

  • i ib ic
  • ii°b
  • iv ivb
  • V Vb
  • V7 V7b
  • VI

I Ib Ic

ii iib

iii iiib


V Vb

V7 V7b


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key d major

Question 5: Write out your available chords before you begin

Key D major

Key D minor

D D/F# D/A

Em Em/G

F#m F#m/A


A A/C#

A7 A7/C#


Dm Dm/F Dm/A


Gm Gm/Bb

A A/C#

A7 A7/C#


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Question 5: Chord bank in Key D

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available progressions
Available Progressions

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question 5
Question 5

Example in Major Key LC 2003

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  • The chords in front of and after a chord are very important.
  • Think in progressions and phrases.
  • Find phrases by singing the tune.
  • V7 – V is not allowed.
  • iii is not needed. It loses marks when handled incorrectly so why chance it?
  • Fill in boxes above rests – see 2002 paper
  • Learn the information on pages 24 and 25.

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the melody in q4
The melody in Q4
  • Worth 40 marks (out of 60)
  • Phrases with cadence point
  • Not wandering aimlessly
  • Not just the notes of the triad
  • Can any part of the given phrase be used?
  • Try a sequence

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Question 4 chord bank in D minor

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question 4
Question 4

Example of Q4 in a Minor KeyLC 2003

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question 6
Question 6
  • The descant is an independent melody
  • Worth 40 marks (out of 60)
  • Watch rhythm – not homophonic
  • Consecutive 5ths and 8ves not allowed
  • Exposed 5ths and 8ves are not allowed
  • Intervals of a 4th are weak
  • Retain the Style of the given melody
  • The chord position is not relevant

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  • It’s easier than you think.
  • But you have to follow some rules…
  • Good luck in June.

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