Mind The Gap: Online Music Theory
College Prep Course
July 13 - August 7
WEEK 2: Measuring Rhythm and Intervals,
Understanding Time Signatures
FOLLOWING THESE LESSONS AND QUIZZES STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
Assess the dividing of musical time into beat and meter patterns
Demonstrate the difference between Simple, Compound, and Asymmetrical Time Signatures
Calculate and Determine an Interval in terms of quantity and quality
Associate all intervals and their enharmonic equivalents as having a distinct number of semi-tones
VIDEO NO. 1 - Rhythm in Context
RHYTHM ASSIGNMENT NO. 1
1) On a piece of paper (preferably staff paper) add bar lines and beams to the following passage if the time signature were 4/4.
2 - 4) Repeat the same process for the following time signatures: 6/8, 3/4, and 2/4.
NOTE: Some of these will require rests to fill out the final bar.
When complete take a picture of the assignment and submit here.
Feedback will be emailed.
RHYTHM ASSIGNMENT NO. 2
Write an eight-bar composition for your own, primary instrument. This composition should include the following:
A key signature of no more than 3 flats or 3 sharps
At least one bar in a simple time signature
At least one bar in a compound time signature
At least one bar in an asymmetrical time signature
A variety of melodic intervals (not all step-wise motion or leaps - variety is the spice of life!)
If you happen to play a chordal instrument (piano, guitar, harp, etc.) feel free to write chords in addition to a melody. Be sure to notate your pitches and rhythms clearly on staff paper.
VIDEO NO. 2 - Pitch and Intervals
10 questions with a 20 minute time limit regarding the identification of intervals on treble, bass, alto, and tenor clefs.
10 questions with a 20 minute time limit regarding the construction of intervals on treble, bass, alto, and tenor clefs.
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