Final Exam • ESM 120 • Tue Apr 28
• Notate Voice and Bass Line
• SDs and Pitches in F major
• Your choice of appropriate meter
THD - Due Tue Mar 24
- 0:00 - 0:20
- Notation in G major, voice and bassline
- Notate voice in ALTO clef
- No SDs necessary
*** Midterm in ESM 120, Tue Mar 3 ***
Midterm THD instructions below
- You will be EMAILED links to two audio clips
- Solo piano excerpt: 0:00-1:05
- Other excerpt: 0:55-1:23
- Midterm dictations will be completed on Blank dictation paper,
- You will be asked to write notation AND proto-notation (write SDs in correct contour over the appropriate beat position).
- You will be given a key to notate in at the exam.
- You will have 1 hearing and 10 minutes to notate.
- To 0:35
- Piano melody AND complete arpeggios, graded separately
- F major notation, SDs, and meter-underlines
- If you think an arpeggio has a "wrong note" harmonically, circle it!
- melody through 0:43
- Roman Numerals (graded separately)
- 3:30-3:45 melody SDs and rhythm
- notate in any key (teacher's choice)
- voice to 0:50
- listen/practice dictating as much as you want at home
- you'll hear once in class for reference, and then
- in class, write using both SDs and standard music notation
- The key we ask you to notate in might be different from the key of the performance
- Bass scale degrees with contour, rhythm (upper 8ve of the bass is sufficient)
- Percussion rhythm
- Be precise with the rhythm
(The "Blue Site")
- (ask your TA for password)
Performance Exam Apr30/May1
Times Posted on Annex 7th Floor
- recognize and label (see handout)
- improvise: sing scale degrees (see handout)
- play bass, sing your improvised line as the treble
- vocally improvise on a neutral syllable, given the "a" idea
Below: tasks included from fall semester
- How will you sing the leaps? (Usually ignore them and sing the material either side.)
- Where can you reset back to 1, if you get lost?
- Your vocal range: Is there any place where you'll need to switch registers?
Prepared singing from repertoire
Dictation: From audio*, write rhythms, shape, and SDs on "1e+a" blanks.
- *short, new material (1 hearing)
- *longer, familiar material (1 hearing)
- *melodies or basslines
- Translate SDs into notation or singing in any key.
- Choose which staff paper to use for dictation by ear, without being told the meter.
- Sing meter, articulating every new attack (e.g. 1e+a ___a 3e_a)
Prove it. Given any M/m/D7 chord, prove you can hear
- Qualities (sing 3rd, say quality)
- Root/not-root (sing from bass to root)
- nth degree (sing top, say chord degree)
- In high, low, and widely-spaced registers
Sing and Play (on Piano)
- Play one line of a Bach chorale (or equivalent) and sing another.