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Week 7-8 Keyboard Skills (Due Mon Nov 19!—Tues Nov 20!)

Prepared Interpretation:

Minuet Dm bars 1-8 in two ways

(1) as written

(2) after analyzing the harmony, re-write the left-hand as a figured bass. Perform the result (bass in the left hand and figures in the right, as usual) while singing the melody.

Scales (fingerings in comments below):

(1) F minor and A minor—in parallel motion rising melodic and descending natural, using a 4-6 note rhythm pattern of your own choosing (make sure you use at least two note values, and make sure the pattern is at least four notes long)

(2) Bb major—spreading and converging

Chord progression (in A major and F major):   Perform this progression in a quadruple meter (like 4/4), with chords on each beat except where the word “beat” occurs, indicating that the previous chord is a half note. (If you read it aloud, the rhythm will make sense intuitively.)

I-IV-I (beat) I6-IV-I6 (beat) (beat) IV ii6 *K6/4* (beat) V I

The *K6/4* (= a I6/4 chord) will be placed on a strong beat. Treat the 6 and 4 above the bass as though they are accented non-chord tones above a “V,” resolving to the V.

 

 

Reader Comments (1)

We strongly suggest you use the fingerings below. You may prepare alternate fingerings, but if you do, bring them with you in writing to show the preference that you've prepared. Your alternate fingering must consist of a change of finger for each successive note (no "slip" technique using one finger for two successive notes), and they must not require you to bend or twist your wrist significantly.

Though fingerings at the end of an ascent or descent are duplicated (in parentheses) in the suggestions below, you do not need to repeat the top/bottom notes.

F minor
RH (ascending) RH (descending)

1 2 3 4 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 (4) 3 2 1 4 3 2 1 3 2 1 4 3 2 1
LH (ascending) LH (descending) 

5 4 3 2 1 3 2 1 4 3 2 1 3 2 1 (1) 2 3 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5

A minor
RH (ascending) RH (descending)

1 2 3 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 (5) 4 3 2 1 3 2 1 4 3 2 1 3 2 1
LH (ascending) LH (descending) 

5 4 3 2 1 3 2 1 4 3 2 1 3 2 1 (1) 2 3 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5

Bb major (spreading and converging motion, 2 8ves):
RH (ascending) RH (descending)

3 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 (4) 3 2 1 3 2 1 4 3 2 1 3 2 1 3
LH (descending) LH (ascending) 

3 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 (3) 2 1 4 3 2 1 3 2 1 4 3 2 1 3

Nov 9, 2012 at 7:24 PM | Registered CommenterBen Carson

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