Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Music Theory Homework

So, music theory students of the world (well, OK, CSUB) here is your first theory assignment. It is due on Monday when I return:

Compose two phrases in 4/4 time in the key of C minor.

The first phrase must conclude with a phrygian half cadence, the second with a perfect authentic cadence.

After bass notes and roman numerals, add a melody that moves you musically - be sure to include NCT's to richen sound.

Then add inner voices and be sure that you have not committed any sins of spacing, doubling, parallelism and the like.

Post any questions you have on this blog - others will benefit.

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Baggins_54 said...

8 measures total correct?

Jim Scully - aka jimmuscomp said...

yes, 8 bars total.

Baggins_54 said...

Are we confined to the most common minor quality chords? Or could we use the augmented 3rd and diminished 6th?

Baggins_54 said...

I came up with something that really needs a minor ii chord in there. Should I abandon this idea?