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19. Musical Devices Exercises

Grade 2 Music Theory Lesson 19 - Musical Devices Exercises

Suitable for:  Trinity Grade 2   GCSE   AP Music Theory Beginners 

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Exercise 1

Circle the syncopated bars in each of these melodies.

syncopation ex 1 a


syncopation ex 1 b


Exercise 2

Copy out these syncopated rhythms. Pay attention to the spacing between the notes.

syncopation ex 2 a


syncopation ex 2 b


Exercise 3 

a. Write out two more repeats of this ostinato.

ostinato ex 1

b. Write out one more repeat of this ostinato

ostinato ex 2


Exercise 4

a. Write out two sequences of this melody, each one starting one note higher.

sequence ex 1

b. Write out two sequences of this melody, each one starting one note lower.

sequence ex 2



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