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B1. Composition Architecture Exercises

Grade 6 Music Theory - Composition Lesson 1: Architecture - Exercises

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1a. The composition question in the Grade Six exam is optional – True or False? lightbulbette


1b. What percentage of the exam is the composition question worth? lightbulbette


1c. For each of the following i-iv, say whether it is usually a feature of composing


A - a complete melody OR
B - a complete piece

 
i. it ends in a new key lightbulbette
ii. it ends in the original key lightbulbette
iii. it is based on a real-life opening lightbulbette
iv. it is based on an opening invented for the exam by the ABRSM lightbulbette

 

2a. Draw slur marks over the antecedent and consequent phrases, and label them.
antecedent and consequent phrases

2b. How is bar 3 similar to bar 2? lightbulbette


2c. What is the melodic material in bar 5 based on? lightbulbette


2d. What cadence do you think it ends on? lightbulbette


2e. Using only chords I, IV and V, choose one suitable chord for each bar. Write the Roman numerals underneath the stave.

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3a. Draw slur marks over the antecedent and consequent phrases, and their sub-sections, and label them.
antecedent-3a


3b. Describe the similarities between bars 1 and 2. lightbulbette


3c. Describe the similarities between bars 3 and 5. lightbulbette


3d. The melody in bars 5, 6 and 7 is based on triads. Name the chords which fit each group of notes marked A-D, using Roman numerals.


3e. What kind of cadence does it finish on? lightbulbette

 

 

 

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