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5/2
Continue to develop duo for guitar and violin free composition





4/25
Compose two sketches (short pieces):
Sketch 1: use tritone interval and dialogue
Sketch 2: use extended techniques on your instrument and perform

 Compose duo for guitar and violin, free composition

Compose two sketches (short pieces):
Sketch 1: use tritone interval and dialogue
Sketch 2: use extended techniques on your instrument and perform

Due 4/11

Free composition - work on developing ideas
i.e. structure, interplay between instruments, transposition
Also, notate dymamics, articulation, rubato etc.

Due 4/4

Free composition - work on developing ideas
i.e. structure, interplay between instruments, transposition
Also, notate dymamics, articulation, rubato etc.

Due 3/28

Free composition

3/21

Finish modal piece with drone accompaniment

Compose 32 bar or more piece using pedals and modulations

3/7

1) Compose four bar phrase using a pedal.  Use a motor rhythm i.e. consistent eighth, triplets or sixteenth notes.

2) Transpose phrase up a 4th, 5th and 6th from original key

2/28

Compose3/4 time, binary form (Waltz)

2/14

Compose 8 bar chorale with four voices

2/7

Free composition- due 2/7

Jan. 31st

Compose 4 phrases with modulations.

Jan. 16th

Four Bar Phrase with modulation C major to D major

Jan. 9th

Compose a four bar phrase, which modulates to a new key using a pivot chord.

Dec. 13th

Turn in Rondeau and Theme and Variations

Due Dec. 6th

Compose - Theme Variations

Theme must contain a period (two for bar phrases). 

4 variations

One variation must be in a different key. 

Use rhythmic ornamentation as well as grace notes. 

Rough draft

Also, finish free composition. 

Due 11/29

Rondeau-make corrections from second draft

Free composition-finish

Due 11/15

4 four bar phrases using dissonances ie 4-3, 9-8, Dominant 7 chord-finish

Rondeau-make corrections from first draft

Free composition-finish

Due 11/8

4 four bar phrases using dissonances ie 4-3, 9-8, Dominant 7 chord-finish

Rondeau-rough draft

Free composition-finish

Due 11/1

4 four bar phrases using dissonances ie 4-3, 9-8, Dominant 7 chord

Start on Rondeau

Free composition

Assignment for 10/25

Add eigth note figuration to accompaniment part from previous assignment. 

Compose 16 measure piece with 4 four bar phrases.  Use I-ii-V and I-vi-V chord progressions as well as a half cadence i.e. I-V

Assignment for 10/18

Compose 16 measure piece with 4 four bar phrases.  Use I-ii-V and I-vi-V chord progressions as well as a half cadence i.e. I-V

Assignment for 10/11

Insert into current composition

Phrase 1 deceptive cadence

Phrase 2 imperfect or perfect authentic cadence

Phrase 3 imperfect authentic cadence

Phrase 4 perfect authentic cadence

Assignment: 16 measure composition with bass line. 

Phrase 1(composed in class)

Phrase 2 (new phrase)

Phrase 1 transposed

Phrase 1 in original key

Due Oct. 4

Assignment: Compose 2 four measure phrases, then create a variation using inversion, retrograde, retrograde/inversion, diminution, augmentation and permutation.

Assignment: compose 2 four measure phrases and incorporate inversion, retrograde and retrograde inversion.