Friday, December 19, 2014

Happy Holidays!

Congratulations to everyone on completing your finals! Have a safe and restful break, and we'll see you in January!

Monday, December 15, 2014

CC Theory Final

CC: below is the list of things that you need to know for the theory questions that will be on your final. Refer to your journal notes and to previous blog posts (especially the ones on intervals and scales) for further review.

1. Error detection
2. Audiation
3. Aural intervals
4. Visual intervals
5. Major/minor vs. Perfect intervals
6. Key signatures--you will need to identify the key signature of an excerpt. Be sure to look at the last chord to determine whether it is Major or minor.
7. Scales--Majors and minors. Know the differences between natural, harmonic, and melodic forms. Also know parallel and relative minors in relation to Major.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

VC Study Guide

VC: for your quiz on Monday, you will need to be able to do the following:

1. Identify whole steps, half steps, and enharmonic spellings.

Ex: a. E to F#  b. C# to Db  c. B to C

2. Write whole steps, half steps, and enharmonic spellings.

Ex: a. what is a half step above G?  b. what is a whole step below C?  c. what is enharmonic to D#?

3. Write Major scales using the pattern WWHWWWH

Ex: a. write out the letters for the Major scale starting on D
      b. write out the letters for the Major scale starting on Eb

For more review visit http://www.musictheory.net/lessons/20.

ANSWERS TO EXAMPLES

1. a) whole step, b) enharmonic, c) half step
2. a) Ab or G#, b) Bb, c) Eb
3. a) D-E-F#-G-A-B-C#-D  b) Eb-F-G-Ab-Bb-C-D-Eb

CC Study for Intervals

CC: for extra practice before your quiz tomorrow, visit http://www.musictheory.net/exercises.  Under "staff identification" you will find the link to interval identification. You can customize the clefs and the key signatures and find a pop-up piano to look at in the upper right-hand corner of the page.

Monday, December 1, 2014

CC Intervals Worksheet

George and Ira, please remember to bring your completed interval worksheets to class tomorrow. We will go over them in class, and they will be graded.