How do composers decide how to end a phrase?

In this lesson, we will explore what makes a musical question and answer phrase, including balanced phrases and the use of the tonic and dominant. We will compose balanced question and answer phrases in 3/4 and also begin to notate our compositions using staff notation.

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Quiz:

Composing balanced pentatonic question and answer phrases; Understanding the role of the tonic and dominant scale degrees

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

Q1.What degree of the scale is 'I' known as?

1/5

Q2.What degree of the scale is 'V' known as?

2/5

Q3.What degree of the scale do we end our question on?

3/5

Q4.What degree of the scale do we end our answer on?

4/5

Q5.Which of these is an example of a balanced phrase?

5/5

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Quiz:

Composing balanced pentatonic question and answer phrases; Understanding the role of the tonic and dominant scale degrees

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

Q1.What degree of the scale is 'I' known as?

1/5

Q2.What degree of the scale is 'V' known as?

2/5

Q3.What degree of the scale do we end our question on?

3/5

Q4.What degree of the scale do we end our answer on?

4/5

Q5.Which of these is an example of a balanced phrase?

5/5

Lesson summary: How do composers decide how to end a phrase?

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