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1 1 TEN THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MELODY-WRITING Leaving Cert Music Revision Day 1 19 th January 2008

2 2 1st thing: Modulating Ex 1: Key A to Key E Ex 2: Key Bb to Key F

3 3 2nd thing: Sequence LC 1999: Possible sequence Another possibility

4 4 3rd thing: Developing ideas LC 2003: Possible Bars 13-14

5 5 4th thing: Handling Bar 4 LC 2007: Look at bar 4 with phrasing LC 2002: Look at bar 4 with phrasing

6 6 5th thing: Cadences Overview Bars 3-4: Cadence is given Bars 3-4: Cadence is given Bars 7-8: Modulation Bars 7-8: Modulation Bars 11-12: Imperfect (landing on V) Bars 11-12: Imperfect (landing on V) Bars 15-16: Perfect (V-I) Bars 15-16: Perfect (V-I)

7 7 6th thing: Minor Keys Scale of B minor: Notes that can approach the raised 7th:

8 8 7th thing: Instruments Lowest notes:

9 9 8th thing: 6/8 time More bars in Compound Duple time

10 10 9th thing: Setting text Say each line, stress the important syllables, place these on strong beats, compose a musical tune, wordpaint... Say each line, stress the important syllables, place these on strong beats, compose a musical tune, wordpaint... You could use Q to practise a minor melody. What are the main features of the given phrase? You could use Q to practise a minor melody. What are the main features of the given phrase?

11 11 10th thing: Form and Dance Look at Q3 on the LC 2007 paper Minuet in AA 1 BA 2 Minuet in AA 1 BA 2 Mainly quavers. Emphasise first beat of each bar. Dainty. Don’t introduce minims or put the dotted crotchet on a different beat. Mainly quavers. Emphasise first beat of each bar. Dainty. Don’t introduce minims or put the dotted crotchet on a different beat. Examine the Key - Tonic solfa - Bar 4 – Phrasing – Features - Possible sequence - Form Examine the Key - Tonic solfa - Bar 4 – Phrasing – Features - Possible sequence - Form

12 12 Major Melody (page 23)

13 13 PS For practice, do the LC melodies from 1999 to 2007 For practice, do the LC melodies from 1999 to 2007 Know keys up to four sharps and flats Know keys up to four sharps and flats Sing your melodies Sing your melodies What are the good and bad leaps? What are the good and bad leaps? In the exam the harmony gets more marks, so spend more time on it In the exam the harmony gets more marks, so spend more time on it

14 14 Best of luck! (Senior Cycle Music)


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