TONAL HARMONY 2008 CORRECTION CHART

TONAL HARMONY 2008 CORRECTION CHART - TONAL HARMONY Check...

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TONAL HARMONY Check Sheet and Correction Chart The Complete Musician (2 nd Edition)- Steven G. Laitz If you are unable to find help from the pages suggested on this sheet, check under specific headings in the text index. The most common mistakes appear in bold type on the pages below. 1. Incorrect Procedure. Instructions misunderstood such as: A. Working an exercise in keyboard style instead of chorale style, or vice-versa B. Failure to fully analyze your work C. Incorrect spacing and/or notation in keyboard style Use close position only, with a single bass line notated in the bass clef and the top three voices notated in the treble clef; soprano stem goes up, the other two voices are connected on down stem. Remember , to qualify as close position, there should be no more than a total of one octave between the “soprano” and “tenor” voices; that is, no more than the stretch of an octave in your right hand! Note how the second chord is still in close position, since the distance between the “soprano” and “tenor” voices is only an octave. The right hand is quite comfortable playing the interval of an octave. Also note how the fourth chord contains only “three” voices. This is perfectly fine in keyboard style, as long as all three different notes of the triad are present and the chord is a first inversion chord. (Basically two voices have merged on one note; the previous high C and E are now “doubling” the D.) Remember , this three voice notation and voicing is allowed only in keyboard style, and only on first inversion chords with all three different notes of the triad present in the chord. 2. Poor melodic line: (In general, pp. 86-90) A. Lacks direction, rambles (Pg. 91, letter A-top of page) B. No climax to line (Pg. 89, #5) C. You keep bumping your head on a top note or bottom note (Pg. 89, #5) D. Generally un-stylistic line (Pg. 91, letter A-top of page) E. Too many skips and leaps (Pg. 88, #3) F. Awkward skips and leaps (Pg. 88, #3) G. Too much stepwise action; some skips needed H. Wrong note or notes
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-2- 3. Range too extreme for voices in chorale style (Pg. 193, especially bottom) 4. Special problems of spacing within chords and motion between chords. A. Space too large between upper voices in chorale style (Pg. 199, rule #4; not guideline #4) B. Avoid overlapping of voices from one chord to the next in chorale style (Pg. 195, top paragraph and refer to Ex. 8.10 A & B, pg. 194; pg. 199, Guideline #5) NOTE: Overlapping voices occurs as one chord moves to the next. Crossed voices, on the other hand, involve just a single chord. See letter C immediately below. C. Avoid crossed voices in chorale style (See pg. 195, top paragraph and refer to Ex. 8.10 A & B on pg. 194; pg. 199, guideline #5). 5. A
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2011 for the course MUSIC STUD 1711 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '09 term at Temple.

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