Tutorial: Melody Activity #1

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Melody Writing
Using the Noteflight Music Notation program (or equivalent) complete the following composition exercises from the melody tutorial.





1.  Write an original melody 4 measures in length following the instructions from example 1.  Keep it in the key of C (all white keys).

2. Write an original melody 4 measures in length following the instructions from example 2.

3.  Write an original melodic phrase following the instructions for writing a short piece from the lesson.

Then complete the following:

4.  Write a 2 measure melody with  an incomplete cadence followed by the next 2 bars with a complete cadence.  Use stepwise motion with some leaps.

5.  Rewrite the last 2 measures of original melody as a sequence.

6.  Rewrite the last 2 measures of original melody as inversion. Label it.

7.  Rewrite the last 2 measures of original melody as retrograde.  Label it.

8.  Rewrite the last 2 measures of original melody as augmentation.  Label it.

9.  Rewrite the last 2 measures of original melody as diminution.  Label it.

10. Rewrite the last 2 measures of original melody as retrograde inversion. 
      Label it.

11. Rewrite the last 2 measures of original melody combining 2 of your choice from above.

*Save and print out each example, write your name on it and turn it in.  Be sure to upload your notation files to your humyo online storage account.

Lesson 8  Musical Elements Activity #2

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Download and print the document below and follow the instructions to complete the activity on Musical Form.

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