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Nov092012

Week 7 Voice & Rhythm Due Wed Nov 14—Fri Nov 16)

Sung arpeggio drill: (NEW.) Given any note in the key of D major or F major, sing a descending diatonic triad in each of the following types: 5/3, 6/4, and 6/3. Use letter names descending, and then ascend; on the ascending (middle) note of the chord, sing its quality. For example, given E in D major, sing descending “E, C#, A, major” (<-on the note “C#”), “E, C#, G, diminished” (<-again, last word on the C#), “E, B, G, minor” (<- last word on the B). You may be given any starting note in either key, and you should be able to complete the task with confidence, as a result of your practice. 

Ascending Interval Drills in minor keys: G minor, A minor. As you ascend from any starting note by an interval *arriving* at 6^, sing the interval corresponding to the lowered and the raised 6^; do the same for 7.

Prepared Singing: Recitative: “Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart,” by G.F. Handel (1685-1759), on p 88 of the Burkhardt Anthology.

Sight-singing Practice: Ottman 9.20—9.40, including Section 5 “Structured Improvisation.”

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