Why might we wish to decorate a melody?

In this lesson, we will explore further melodies from Pachelbel's Canon in D. We will learn how performers of Baroque music vary and decorate their melodies, and then explore this practically.

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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.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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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.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?

5/10

Q6.What is a countermelody?

6/10

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

7/10

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

8/10

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

9/10

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

10/10

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Quiz:

Why might we wish to decorate a melody?

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

Q1.What do we call melodic decorations in music?

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Q2.Why do we decorate melodies in music?

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Q3.What is this ornament?

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Q4.What is this ornament?

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Q5.How do you play this ornament?

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Q6.What is this ornament and how do you play it?

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Q7.What words did we use to describe the shape of melody 4?

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Q8.What words did we use to describe the direction of melody 4?

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Q9.What rhythm does melody 4 use?

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Q10.What are the note values used in melody 4?

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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:

Why might we wish to decorate a melody?

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

Q1.What do we call melodic decorations in music?

1/10

Q2.Why do we decorate melodies in music?

2/10

Q3.What is this ornament?

3/10

Q4.What is this ornament?

4/10

Q5.How do you play this ornament?

5/10

Q6.What is this ornament and how do you play it?

6/10

Q7.What words did we use to describe the shape of melody 4?

7/10

Q8.What words did we use to describe the direction of melody 4?

8/10

Q9.What rhythm does melody 4 use?

9/10

Q10.What are the note values used in melody 4?

10/10

Lesson summary: Why might we wish to decorate a melody?

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