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 1A Listen to each midi file and decide whether the music is in 2 or 3 time. click here example 1
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 1B You will hear a pulse followed by three short phrases. You should sing as an echo each of the phrases as soon as you have heard them in strict time and without a pause.   example 1
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 1C You will hear a short phrase twice. The second time there will be a slight rhythmic change. Try to describe this difference. click here example 1
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 1D Example 1 Questions
1. Dynamics - Was the ending louder or quieter than the start?
2. Gradation of Tone - Was the change in dynamics gradual or sudden?
3. Articulation - Was the piece mainly legato (smooth) or staccato (detached)?
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  Example 2 Questions
1. Dynamics - Did the music start loud (forte) or soft (piano)? How did it end?
2. Gradation of tone - Was the change in dynamics towards the end sudden or gradual?
3. Articulation - Was the piece mainly staccato (detached) or (legato)?
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  Example 3 Questions
1. Dynamics - Where was the quietest part of the music?
2. Gradation of tone - Did the music get louder or softer towards the end?
3. Articulation - When the music was quiet, was it staccato (detached) or legato (smooth)?
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  Example 4 Questions
1. Dynamics - Did the piece start loud (forte) or quiet (piano)?
2. Gradation of tone - what happened at the end? Was the change in dynamic gradual or sudden?
3. Articulation - Was the piece mainly smooth (legato) or detached (staccato)
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