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B5. Composition Key and Tonality Exercises

Grade 6 Music Theory - Composition Lesson 5: Key and Tonality - Exercises

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1. Which one of these indicators is the most important to consider, when we want to work out what key a piece is in? music theory answers

  1. what instrument the piece was written for
  2. whether the leading note is sharpened or not
  3. what the first note of the piece is
  4. what chords would fit the melody
  5. what the lowest and highest notes of the piece are

 

2. Which of the indicators listed above is completely useless in determining key? music theory answers

 

3. The following are all beginnings of pieces. State the most likely key for each piece. Explain your choice of key.

(Don't forget that in most cases, the key is determined by the harmony associated with the given notes.)

 

a.key_01

 

b.key_02

 

c. key_04

 

d. key_06

 

e. key_07

 

f. key_05

 

g. key_08

 

h. key_10

 

i. key_03

 

j. key_09

 

 

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