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== Exercise 1 ==
 
== Exercise 1 ==
  
[https://musescore.com/user/29710706/scores/5243406 I Hang Up My Harp]
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'''Result:''' [https://musescore.com/user/29710706/scores/5243406 I Hang Up My Harp]
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'''Exercise concept:''' Pitch limitation, using a restricted set of tones for a composition. This will be the basis for many exercises.
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'''Rules:'''
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# Compose a melody. Use only the tones E4, G4, A4, and B4.
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# Use 5/4 meter and only the rhythm quarter, quarter, quarter, half.
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# Choose measures to use more than once, either separated or adjacently. This will unify and shape the melody.
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# Omit one or more tones in some measures. Study the melodic relationships between all the tones.
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'''Title concept:''' Russo gives this exercise a backstory. Your captor, Edrevol, ruler of the Lorac, will let you live if you write a melody for the Imperial Flute that pleases him. The flute can only play the four tones of the exercise.
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'''Observations:'''
  
 
== Exercise 2 ==
 
== Exercise 2 ==
  
[https://musescore.com/user/29710706/scores/5243409 Dance, Lydia!]
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'''Result:''' [https://musescore.com/user/29710706/scores/5243409 Dance, Lydia!]
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'''Exercise concept:''' The cell, a limited set of pitches, available in every octave.
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'''Rules:'''
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# Compose a melody. Use only the tones F, A, B, and C, in any octave.
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# Use 4/4 meter and only these rhythms: (a) four eights, two quarters; (b) two quarters, two eighths, quarter.
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# Use some measures more than once.
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'''Title concept:'''
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'''Observations:'''
  
 
== Exercise 3 ==
 
== Exercise 3 ==
  
[https://musescore.com/user/29710706/scores/5243411 March of the Marmots]
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'''Result:''' [https://musescore.com/user/29710706/scores/5243411 March of the Marmots]
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'''Exercise concept:''' The row, a strict sequence of a limited set of pitches, available in every octave. Each pitch may be repeated one or more times before the next pitch in the sequence.
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'''Rules:'''
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# Compose a melody of 6 to 10 measures. Use the sequence D, A, F, E, C, in any octave.
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# Use 4/4 and only these rhythms: (a) quarter, two eighths, half; (b) quarter rest, three quarters.
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# Near each note, write its number in the sequence.
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== Exercise 4 ==
 
== Exercise 4 ==
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== Exercise 5 ==
 
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== Exercise 6 ==
 
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== Exercise 7 ==
 
== Exercise 7 ==
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== Exercise 8 ==
 
== Exercise 8 ==
  
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[[Category:Lists]]
 
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Revision as of 08:09, 30 September 2018

Exercise 1

Result: I Hang Up My Harp

Exercise concept: Pitch limitation, using a restricted set of tones for a composition. This will be the basis for many exercises.

Rules:

  1. Compose a melody. Use only the tones E4, G4, A4, and B4.
  2. Use 5/4 meter and only the rhythm quarter, quarter, quarter, half.
  3. Choose measures to use more than once, either separated or adjacently. This will unify and shape the melody.
  4. Omit one or more tones in some measures. Study the melodic relationships between all the tones.

Title concept: Russo gives this exercise a backstory. Your captor, Edrevol, ruler of the Lorac, will let you live if you write a melody for the Imperial Flute that pleases him. The flute can only play the four tones of the exercise.

Observations:

Exercise 2

Result: Dance, Lydia!

Exercise concept: The cell, a limited set of pitches, available in every octave.

Rules:

  1. Compose a melody. Use only the tones F, A, B, and C, in any octave.
  2. Use 4/4 meter and only these rhythms: (a) four eights, two quarters; (b) two quarters, two eighths, quarter.
  3. Use some measures more than once.

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Exercise 3

Result: March of the Marmots

Exercise concept: The row, a strict sequence of a limited set of pitches, available in every octave. Each pitch may be repeated one or more times before the next pitch in the sequence.

Rules:

  1. Compose a melody of 6 to 10 measures. Use the sequence D, A, F, E, C, in any octave.
  2. Use 4/4 and only these rhythms: (a) quarter, two eighths, half; (b) quarter rest, three quarters.
  3. Near each note, write its number in the sequence.

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