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 3A Listen to each midi file and decide whether the music is in 2 (including 6/8), 3 (including 9/8) or 4 time. click here example 1
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 3B 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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 3C You will first hear the key-chord and the pulse . A 4 bar melody will follow straight on, then a pause before the altered version is played. You must decide whether the change was RHYTHMIC or MELODIC and then try to be more specific about what difference you heard. Write down your answers to all 8 examples before looking at the answers. Try to limit the number of times you listen to each test before giving an answer. click here example 1
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 3D Example 1 Questions
1. Dynamics - where was the quietest part of the piece?
2. Gradation of tone - Near the end, did the dynamic change suddenly or gradually?
3. Articulation - was the opening legato (smooth) or staccato (detached)?
4. Tempo - did the music stay the same tempo throughout?
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  Example 2 Questions
1. Dynamics - where was the loudest of the piece?
2. Gradation of tone - did the piece get suddenly or gradually quieter towards the end?
3. Articulation - was the opening legato (smooth) or staccato (detached)?
4. Tempo - what happened to the tempo at the end?
5. Tonality - was the piece mainly major or minor?
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  Example 3 Questions
1. Dynamics - where was the quietest of the piece?
2. Gradation of tone - did the piece get suddenly or gradually louder towards the end?
3. Tempo - what happened to the tempo at the end?
4. Tonality - was the piece mainly major or minor?
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  Example 4 Questions
1. Dynamics - Did the piece end loud or quiet?
2. Gradation of tone - What happened towards the end - did the music get quieter or louder?
3. Tempo - Was the tempo the same throughout the piece?
4. Articulation - Was the music mainly staccato (detached) or legato (smooth)?
5. Tonality - was the piece mainly major or minor?
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