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PPMTA - Croke Park 2011

Anna-Marie Higgins

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Abeeyo Tony Chestnut Oro sé do bheath'...

Rhythmic call and response

Rhythmic dictation

Hand signs Pentatonic scale

Composing: A single phrase using rhythm and solfa

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Water Music

Full scale and dotted notes

Patterns and clichés Melodic dictation: rhythm and solfa

Composing: Completing a phrase by adding 3 bars

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MIDI

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Melodic Dictation: predictable patterns Strong and weak notes in a scale Phrase beginnings and endings Leading note: te-doh' (not te­doh) Nice leaps: ray-soh; me-lah Avoid fah-te; te-fah; leaps of a 7th

Composing: Answering a 4-bar phrase

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MIDI

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Sibelius: tonic solfa plug-in Musescore 1.1: add solfa as lyrics Identifying tunes using solfa Identifying form Identifying features of a tune

Composing: Completing an 8-bar melody ending on doh

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MIDI

Resembling Leaving Cert Ordinary Level

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Using tonic solfa to aid tune recognition

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2/4, 3/4, 4/4 and 6/8 Major keys up to 4 sharps and flats The A2 phrase ending on doh' The A1 phrase including modulation - fe-soh

- A2

- A1 -B

Sequences: beginning pattern on a strong note

Unusual leaps in sequences The B phrase ending on soh, te or ray

Composing: Completing a 16-bar melody without anacrusis

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MIDI

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Question 3: sometimes AA1BB1 Gavotte: sequence Minor key: possible approach No need to modulate - end A1 on lah Pre-learned sequences The B phrase ending on me, se or te

Ending on lah

Composing: The anacrusis, the minor key and Question 3 (dances)

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MIDI

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