MUS 142 SS08 Midterm Exam

MUS 142 SS08 Midterm Exam - rhythms. 4. Harmonization in a...

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MUS 142 SS’08 Instructor: Ying Zhu Midterm Exam Spring 2008 1. Sight Reading Excerpt will be given at the time of the test. The ability to keep the fluency (avoid stopping) is essential. You will also be marked on playing the correct notes, using appropriate fingerings, rhythms, dynamic markings and articulation. You are strongly encouraged to play slowly and hold a steady tempo. 2. Chord Progressions Be prepared to play the i -VI- iv - ii o - V 7 - I chord progression in the keys of c, d, e, f, g, a, and b in closed position, starting with the root position of i chord in keyboard style . You are required to play in a steady tempo. A minimum tempo: quarter note at 100 with whole note chords. 3. Transposition Be prepared to play any of the five excerpts on page 215 of the textbook. You will only be required to play in the NEW keys (the designated keys listed above each excerpt). You will be marked on accuracy of notes and
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Unformatted text preview: rhythms. 4. Harmonization in a Mino r key Excerpt will be given at the time of the test. Be prepared to harmonize a melody in a Minor key using the primary chords i, iv, and V (or V 7 ) chords. You will be asked to play the melody in the RH and an accompaniment pattern in the LH. You will be marked on the appropriate usage of chords, the accompaniment pattern, and the accuracy of the melody as well. 5. Harmonization in a Major key Excerpt will be given at the time of the test. Be prepared to harmonize a melody in a Major key using the primary chords I, IV, and V (or V 7 ) and at least one secondary chord (ii, iii, or vi). You will be asked to create a two-handed accompaniment and the instructor will play the melody. You will be marked on the appropriate usage of chords and the accompaniment pattern....
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course MUS 142 taught by Professor Pianoteacher during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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