Composing a more elaborate melody that uses passing notes, Baroque rhythms and staccato/legato articulation

In this lesson, you will learn how to create a more sophisticated and stylistic melody. You will explore Baroque ornamentation and rhythms, and experiment with passing notes to create your own melody. You will then explore how to further manipulate this in a Digital Audio Workstation.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

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Q1.What is a chord?

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Q2.What is a triad?

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Q3.What are the notes of a D major triad?

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Q4.How do the pitches of melody 1 relate to the chords?

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Q5.What are the note values of melody 1?

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Q6.What is the shape of melody 2?

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Q7.Describe the melody of melody 1

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Q8.How could you vary a melody?

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Q9.What is a canon?

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Q10.How do you create a canon on a DAW?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Question 8

Question 9

Question 10

Q1.What is a chord?

1/10

Q2.What is a triad?

2/10

Q3.What are the notes of a D major triad?

3/10

Q4.How do the pitches of melody 1 relate to the chords?

4/10

Q5.What are the note values of melody 1?

5/10

Q6.What is the shape of melody 2?

6/10

Q7.Describe the melody of melody 1

7/10

Q8.How could you vary a melody?

8/10

Q9.What is a canon?

9/10

Q10.How do you create a canon on a DAW?

10/10

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Worksheet

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Quiz:

How can chords be used to compose a melody?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

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Q1.What is a passing note?

1/10

Q2.What would a suitable passing note between D and F#?

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Q3.What does 'legato' mean?

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Q4.What does 'staccato' mean?

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Q5.What do we call melodic decorations in music?

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Q6.How can we make an elaborate melody?

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Q7.How do you play this ornament?

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Q8.What is this ornament and how do you play it?

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Q9.What rhythm is used in melody 4?

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Q10.Name one difference between melody 2 and 3.

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

How can chords be used to compose a melody?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Question 8

Question 9

Question 10

Q1.What is a passing note?

1/10

Q2.What would a suitable passing note between D and F#?

2/10

Q3.What does 'legato' mean?

3/10

Q4.What does 'staccato' mean?

4/10

Q5.What do we call melodic decorations in music?

5/10

Q6.How can we make an elaborate melody?

6/10

Q7.How do you play this ornament?

7/10

Q8.What is this ornament and how do you play it?

8/10

Q9.What rhythm is used in melody 4?

9/10

Q10.Name one difference between melody 2 and 3.

10/10

Lesson summary: Composing a more elaborate melody that uses passing notes, Baroque rhythms and staccato/legato articulation

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