How can different melodies work together?

In this lesson, we will explore the concept of melody. How and why do different melodies fit together? We will explore the degrees of the scale, play countermelodies from Pachelbel's Canon in D and then compose a countermelody.

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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!

Q1.When was the Baroque Period?

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Q2.What are the two sharps in D major?

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Q3.What is the key of Pachelbel's Canon?

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Q4.What is the definition of a major key?

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Q5.Which instruments play melodies 1 and 2 in Pachelbel's Canon in D?

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Q6.What words did we use to describe melodies 1 and 2? Pick two answers

Select two (2) boxes

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Q7.How many beats does each note last in melodies 1 and 2?

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Q8.What is the main texture of Pachelbel's Canon in D?

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Q9.How does the texture change in the 30 seconds of Pachelbel's Canon in D?

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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!

Q1.When was the Baroque Period?

1/9

Q2.What are the two sharps in D major?

2/9

Q3.What is the key of Pachelbel's Canon?

3/9

Q4.What is the definition of a major key?

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Q5.Which instruments play melodies 1 and 2 in Pachelbel's Canon in D?

5/9

Q6.What words did we use to describe melodies 1 and 2? Pick two answers

Select two (2) boxes

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Q7.How many beats does each note last in melodies 1 and 2?

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Q8.What is the main texture of Pachelbel's Canon in D?

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Q9.How does the texture change in the 30 seconds of Pachelbel's Canon in D?

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Quiz:

How can different melodies work together?

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

Q1.What does 'legato' mean?

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Q2.What does 'staccato' mean?

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Q3.What are the two sharps in the key of D major?

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Q4.In a scale, what number note is the 'root' note?

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Q5.Which is the 5th scale degree in D major?

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Q6.What is a countermelody?

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Q7.What words did we use to describe the shape of melody 3?

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Q8.What words did we use to describe the direction of melody 3?

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Q9.How many beats does each note in melody 3 last?

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Q10.How does the texture change when melody 3 is added to Canon in D?

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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 different melodies work together?

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

Q1.What does 'legato' mean?

1/10

Q2.What does 'staccato' mean?

2/10

Q3.What are the two sharps in the key of D major?

3/10

Q4.In a scale, what number note is the 'root' note?

4/10

Q5.Which is the 5th scale degree in D major?

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Q6.What is a countermelody?

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Q7.What words did we use to describe the shape of melody 3?

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Q8.What words did we use to describe the direction of melody 3?

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Q9.How many beats does each note in melody 3 last?

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Q10.How does the texture change when melody 3 is added to Canon in D?

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Lesson summary: How can different melodies work together?

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