Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ain't Misbehavin' Tracks

Vocal/Drama students involved in the Ain't Misbehavin' PBL: below is a link to tracks to help you with learning your parts. There are individual tracks for each voice part as well as a track with all of the parts.

Ain't Misbehavin' Tracks

Thursday, March 19, 2015

CC Review of 7th Chords

CC: Extra practice for your quiz tomorrow.

1. What would be the quality of a 7th chord with the following components?
a. major triad, minor 7th
b. minor triad, minor 7th
c. diminished triad, minor 7th
d. major triad, major 7th
e. diminished triad, diminished 7th

2. What is the figured bass for each of the following inversions?
a. the root is in the bass
b. the third of the chord (an interval of a third above the root) is in the bass
c. the fifth of the chord is in the bass
d. the seventh of the chord is in the bass

3. How would you write a ii6/5 chord in the key of F?
4. How would you write a vii04/2 chord in the key of D?
5. How would you write a V4/3 chord in the key of A?
6. How would you write a IM7 chord in the key of Cb?

You will also need to be able to identify given chords with a Roman Numeral/Figured Bass. For extra identification practice, visit Scroll down to worksheet #33. There is a worksheet pdf and also a pdf with the answers. Be sure that you ONLY do the examples in Major keys, as we are not worried about minors just yet.

VC Extra Practice on Minors

VC: for your quiz tomorrow you need to be able to find the relative minors to fill in the Circle of 5ths. Remember, the minor is the 6th note of the Major scale, so you can count up to six and then use Father Charles to see if it should be sharp or flat. You may also count down three half steps from one, and that will get you to 6. Relatives have the same number of sharps and flats (i.e. C Major and a minor both have 0 sharps/flats). Majors are always uppercase, minors are always lowercase.

Practice examples:

Find the relative minors to the following Majors (answers below):
1. D
2. Ab
3. B

Practice writing the Circle of 5ths with Majors, number of sharps/flats, and minors. Check yourself against your notes from class.

Given the following key signatures, what would the Major/minor keys be (answers below)?
1. 7 sharps
2. 3 flats
3. 1 sharp

Relative minors:
1. b
2. f
3. g#

Key signatures:
1. C# Major and a# minor
2. Eb Major and c minor
3. G Major and e minor

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Week of 3/16/15

VC: We will be learning about relative minors. For your quiz on Friday you will need to be able to identify minor key signatures and fill in the minors on the Circle of 5ths. For extra practice identifying minor key signatures, please visit (make sure that you are in minor mode in the "customize" controls on the upper right task bar).

RC: We will be focusing on repertoire this week, as well as completing the vocal warm-up exercise.

CC: We will be finishing up 7th chords this week. For your quiz on Friday you should know the qualities of 7th chords (Major, minor, Dominant, half-diminished, and fully diminished), and the Figured Bass designations for root position and all of the inversions of 7th chords. You should also be able to identify 7th chords using Roman Numerals/Figured Bass, write 7th chords given Roman Numerals/Figured Bass, and aurally identify the quality of 7th chords (root position only).

Sunday, March 8, 2015

RC Composers Study Guide

RC3 & 4: Don't forget to bring your study guides to class on Monday! If you need another copy you will find it here. All-Staters, I will have a hard copy for you.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

VC Extra Practice

VC: Here are some extra practice questions for your quiz on Friday. We will also do some review in class tomorrow.

Key Signatures:

  1. What key has six flats?
  2. What key has four sharps?
  3. What key has two flats?
  4. What key has three sharps?
  5. How many sharps/flats are in the key of F?
  6. How many sharps/flats are in the key of D?
  7. How many sharps/flats are in the key of Db?
  8. How many sharps/flats are in the key of C#?

Scale degrees:

  1. In the key of G, what is 5?
  2. In the key of C, what is 6?
  3. In the key of Ab, what is 4?
  4. In the key of F#, what is 3?
  5. In the key of Bb, what scale degree would C be?
  6. In the key of A, what scale degree would F# be?
  7. In the key of Eb, what scale degree would Bb be?
  8. In the key of F, what scale degree would E be?