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C8. Technical Exercises - Exercises

Grade Six Music Theory - C8. Technical Exercises - Exercises

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A. Give the interval and direction of transposition needed for these instruments to create concert pitch (e.g. "up a major 2nd"):

a) Clarinet in Bb answer

b) cor Anglais answer

c) French horn in F answer

d) Clarinet in A answer

e) Double bass answer

f) Clarinet in Eb answer 

 

B. Look at the following score which is part of a clarinet quintet by Franz Krommer, then answer the questions below. 

krommer quintet 1b

krommer-quintet-2

krommer-quintet-3

krommer-quintet-4

 

1) Give the full name (e.g. perfect 5th) of the intervals marked a, b and c. (Make sure you work out the notes at concert pitch!)

a-answer, b-answer, c-answer

 

2) Rewrite the passage marked d in compound time, without changing the rhythmic effect. Include the clef, key signature and new time signature.

 rewrite-time-stave

3) Transpose the passage marked e into concert pitch. Include the clef and new key signature.

tech-transpose-stave

C. Look at the following score which is part of the second movement of the "Symphony Fantastique" by Hector Berlioz, then answer the questions below.

berlioz fantastique 1b

berlioz-fantastique-2

 

1) Give the full name (e.g. perfect 5th) of the intervals marked a (bar 35, 2nd flute & clarinet), b (bar 39, violas) and c (bar 40, clarinet & horn). 

 a-answer, b-answer, c-answer

 

2. Transpose the passage marked d (French horn part, bars 36- 39) into concert pitch. Include the clef and new key signature.

tech-transpose-stave2

3. This passage is in 6/8 time. Rewrite the bars marked e in simple time, without changing the rhythmic effect. Include the clef, key signature and new time signature.

rewrite-time-stave2

D. Look at the following score, which is the opening bars of Claude Debussy's "Nuages", then answer the questions below. 

nuages

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1) Give the full names of the intervals marked a (oboe & 1st clarinet), b (2nd clarinet & 1st bassoon) and c (2nd flute and cor Anglais). 

a-answer, b-answer, c-answer

 

2) Rewrite the passage marked d in simple time, without changing the rhythmic effect. Write out both bassoon parts on one stave and include the new time signature.

bassoons stave

3) Transpose the two horn parts marked e as they would sound at concert pitch. Write them on the staves below without a key signature.

tech-transpose-stave3

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